Chapter 28

Chapter 28: New Deal America

Research Topics

The Great Depression

Overview

How did the Great Depression affect the American people?

The American people had endured economic downturns before the 1930s, but the Great Depression was an unprecedented crisis. As unemployment rose, millions of Americans faced a grim future. Oral history interviews and photographs reveal the extent of the suffering.

Sources

Choose from the following titles:

  1. Excerpts from the Federal Writers' Project Interviews with Depression Victims
  2. Bill Branch's Works Progress Administration Life History (August 1, 1938)
  3. A commodity relief line in San Antonio, Texas
  4. Miner's family during strike
  5. South Carolina farm girl
  6. Baby sick, truck broken
  7. Free soup, coffee
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