The Great Depression
America's Great Depression The Great Depression is probably one of the most misunderstood events in American history. It is routinely cited as proof that unregulated capitalism is bad, and that only a massive welfare state, huge amounts of economic regulation, and other interventions, can save capitalism from itself.
Growing Up On A Farm During The Great Depression Baptised David August Friederich. The house where I was born was built in about 1835. In the 1849 Cholera epidemic the entire Bloomhorst family died in the house.
Main Causes of the Great Depression The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which spread to virtually all of the industrialised world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade.
America from the Great Depression to the Second World War Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. In the early years, the project emphasised rural life and the negative impact of the Great Depression, farm mechanisation, and the Dust Bowl.
American Temperance and Prohibition American Temperance and Prohibition
AITLC Guide to The Great Depression General Resources:
Black Thursday: October 24, 1929 - Introduction Thursday, October 24, 1929 has the dubious honour of being called Black Thursday because it was on this day that the New York Stock Exchange crashed, heralding the end of the "Roaring Twenties" and the beginning of the Great Depression.
Bungalow, 1930s Great Depression Gallery The bungalow was an affordable, popular style for the middle class during the Great Depression.
California Folk Music Home Page Northern Calafornian folk music from the thirties
Century of Progress (Chicago World's Fair) A Century of Progress International Exposition was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Chicago.
Crash of 1929 How the City of London created the Great Depression
Economic Effects On Families Of The Great Depression The Great Depression was a worldwide business slump of the 1930's. It ranked as the worst and longest period of high unemployment and low business activity in modern times.
The G reat Depression The Great Depression was one of the longest and most severe economic events in American history. The stock market crash of 1929 sparked the beginning of the Depression, which proceeded to last until the United States entered World War II.
Great Depression by Point Grey Mini School - Vancouver, British Columbia. The 1930s were times of great depression resulting in sweeping changes. Some people starved trying to find work, while others did all they could to just hang on a little longer. All across North America, tough times were had by all.
Great Depression The causes leading up to the depression could never be thought of as insignificant or unimportant. No matter what way you look at it these causes were only the tip of the iceberg while the effects of the deprssion left much deeper and longer lasting s cars to those who lived throught these years.
Great Depression and WWII The Great Depression caused hard times through out the world. The Great Depression caused many countries to collapse both economically and politically. Because of the Great Depression, World War II was inevitable.
Labour Unions Rise, 1930s Great Depression Gallery the Great Depression in the 1930s. During the Great Depression, unemployment was high. Many employers tried to get as much work as possible from their employees for the lowest possible wage. Workers were upset with the speedup of assembly lines, working conditions and the lack of job security. Seeking strength in unity, they formed unions.
New Deal for the Arts During the depths of the Great Depression of the 1930s and into the early years of World War II, the Federal government supported the arts in unprecedented ways. For 11 years, between 1933 and 1943, federal tax dollars employed artists, musicians, actors, writers, photographers, and dancers.
Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920 (American Memory, Library of Congress) These two collections from the Institute for Regional Studies at North Dakota State University contain 900 photographs of rural and small town life at the turn of the century. Highlights include images of sod homes and the people who built them; images of farms and the machinery that made them prosper; and images of one-room schools and the children that were educated in them.
Theodore Horydczak Collection Spanning from the mid 1920s through the 1950s, the Theodor Horydczak collection (about 14,350 photographs online) documents the architecture and social life of the Washington metropolitan area in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.
Trial of the Scottsboro Boys No crime in American history-- let alone a crime that never occurred-- produced as many trials, convictions, reversals, and retrials as did an alleged gang rape of two white girls by nine black teenagers on the Southern Railroad freight run from Chattanooga to Memphis on March 25, 1931.
New Jersey During The Great Depression Brief history of New Jersey's economy leading into the depression