HIST455 - American Life in the Great Depression

Description: 
The Great Depression, one of the most cataclysmic events in our history, remains remote to most Americans today. While dimly aware of the more familiar aspects of the period such as unemployment and the Dust Bowl, few are familiar with the era's dynamic social and cultural changes which still resonate eight decades later. This seminar will trace the profound impact of the 1930s on American life, addressing such topics as FDR's New Deal, political challenges from the radical left and right, and the shifting roles of woman and African Americans. We will also examine other significant aspects of everyday life during this era, including Hollywood films, network radio, and popular music.
Instructors: 
LANCTOT, NEIL
Day and Time: 
W 0600PM-0900PM
Room: 

FISHER-BENNETT HALL 25

Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
    Syllabus: 
    This is an LPS course. Registration may be limited to LPS students.