America in the Great Depression
Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning S2008
Senior Center, Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6
Instructor: Alan B. Howard
History doesn't repeat itself -- at best it sometimes rhymes.
Suggested: Alan Trachtenberg, "Introduction" to The Incorporation of America
Calendar of Meetings
T.H. Watkins, The Great Depression.
David M. Kennedy, Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945.
Frederick Lewis Allen, Only Yesterday
The 30s Project
The 30s Timeline
April 8: Radio: The Theatre of the Imagination
A. A Day in Radio: September 21, 1939
A Radio Sampler
Radio Advertising in the 1930s
B. The 1930s Jukebox
April 15: Now Appearing: Movies from Soup to Grapes
B. Documentary Film
April 22: Everything that's Fit to Print -- and Not
April 29: American Landscapes: The Sense of Place
The Blue Ridge Parkway
May 6: New York 1939: All the Worlds a Fair
A. New York World's Fair (1939-1940)
American Studies at the University of Virginia
General Resources for the Decade
The 1930s (http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/front.html)
The 30s Timeline (http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s2/Time/timefr.html)
American Memory from the Library of Congress
Archival materials in art, architecture, folklore and life, advertising, posters, etc. An excellent resource.
Also from the Library of Congress: