Great Depression in the United States
The Great Depression began in August 1929, when the United States economy first went into an economic recession. Although the country spent two months with declining GDP, it was not until the Wa...
Great Depression in the United States - Wikipedia
Did FDR End The Great Depression?
When the Democratic Party tinkers with the economy they make it worse.
Secret Santas Pay Off Almost $500,000 Worth Of Holiday Layaways At Walmart
Three anonymous donors paid off the layaway balances for Walmart customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. Tracy Folks was going to have to cancel her layaway purchase at her local Walmart. “It's b...
Remembering Black Sunday, 80 Years Later —The Dust Bowl
On April 14, 1935, the residents of the Great Plains awoke to perfect weather: clear, warm and windless. It was a welcome break from the near-daily dust storms—induced by drought and poor agricultural...
10 Things You Should Know About Prohibition
Ninety-five years after its inception, learn 10 fascinating facts about America’s nearly 14-year “noble experiment” in alcohol prohibition.
Causes of the Great Depression
The causes of the Great Depression in the early 20th Century are a matter of active debate among economists, and are part of the larger debate about economic crisis, although the common belief is tha...
Causes of the Great Depression - Wikipedia
New Deal
The New Deal was a series of domestic programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1938, and a few that came later. They included both laws passed by Congress as well as presidential executi...
New Deal - Wikipedia
Hooverville
A "Hooverville" was a shanty town built by homeless people during the Great Depression. They were named after Herbert Hoover, who was President of the United States during the onset of the Depression...
Hooverville - Wikipedia
Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the US and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought an...
Dust Bowl - Wikipedia
Secret Santas Pay Off Almost $500,000 Worth Of Holiday Layaways At Walmart
Three anonymous donors paid off the layaway balances for Walmart customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. Tracy Folks was going to have to cancel her layaway purchase at her local Walmart. “It's b...
Remembering Black Sunday, 80 Years Later —The Dust Bowl
On April 14, 1935, the residents of the Great Plains awoke to perfect weather: clear, warm and windless. It was a welcome break from the near-daily dust storms—induced by drought and poor agricultural...
10 Things You Should Know About Prohibition
Ninety-five years after its inception, learn 10 fascinating facts about America’s nearly 14-year “noble experiment” in alcohol prohibition.
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men is a book with text by American writer James Agee and photographs by American photographer Walker Evans, first published in 1941 in the United States. The title is from a ...
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men - Wikipedia
Buda Godman
Buda Godman (née Helen Julia Godman; 4 December 1888 — 1944) was an American actress, singer. From 1907 to 1910, she was married to the popular songwriter and music publisher Tell Taylor. But six ye...
Buda Godman - Wikipedia
William Miller (criminal)
William "Billy the Killer" Miller (1906 – April 16, 1931) was an American bank robber and Depression-era outlaw. In his brief criminal career, he committed numerous bank heists in Michigan, Ohio, Kent...
Howard Finnell
Henry Howard Finnell (October 27, 1894 – September 7, 1960) was an agronomist and erosion specialist who pioneered methods to combat soil erosion during the Dust Bowl that afflicted North Americ...
Ford Hunger March
The Ford Hunger March, sometimes called the Ford Massacre, was a demonstration of unemployed workers starting in Detroit and ending in Dearborn, Michigan, that took place on March 7, 1932. The march r...
Bellcamp Stores
Bellcamp Stores operated a store chain which sold Kaufmann's hats in forty-one stores in sixteen states in the 1930s. Benjamin H. Kaufmann was president of the business which filed for permission to r...
Rocco Perri
Rocco Perri (born 30 December 1887, date of death unknown; last seen alive 23 April 1944) was an organized crime figure in Ontario, Canada in the early 20th century. He was one of the most prominent C...
Andrew W. Mellon
Andrew William Mellon (/ˈmɛlən/; March 24, 1855 – August 26, 1937) was an American banker, businessman, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdo...
Andrew W. Mellon - Wikipedia
Great Depression in Washington State Project
The Great Depression in Washington State Project is a multimedia web resource based at the University of Washington in Seattle. Created in the context of renewed economic hard times in 2009, the Proje...