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ZOOM: America’s Worst Hard Time: The Great Depression   

**This class will be taught on Zoom**

This set of lectures will examine one of the most defining eras in US history, the years from 1929 to 1941.  In those years, we saw wrenching events such as the Stock Market crash, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the global catastrophe leading up to World War II.  We will also be exploring the career and politics of America’s 32nd president, Franklin D. Roosevelt as well as the development and evolution of the “New Deal” and his larger response to perhaps the greatest economic crisis ever faced by any president.

Week by Week Outline


Week 1: The Treaty of Versailles and the Origins of the Great Depression

Week 2: The life of FDR and Partisan Politics in the 1920s

Week 3: Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression

Week 4: FDR, the Dust Bowl and the Phases of the New Deal

Week 5: Elections, Courts and Isolationism

Week 6: The Coming of World War II


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