bibliographical

notes

  • The Perils of Prosperity:  1914-1932, William Leuchtenburg.  Remarkable list of Depression statistics in the chapter "Smashup."  

+ Paula Fass, The Damned and the Beautiful-American Youth in the 1920s.

+ Roderick Nash, The Nervous Generation, American Thought 1917-1930 (excellent short history of the 1920s)

 

  • The Lean Years, Irving Bernstein.  Depression statistics & anecdotes on suffering of the people. p. 247 Hoover in 1928-"we will abolish poverty!" p. 505 US Steel Statistics.

  • Digital Public Library of America has some terrific primary sources related to this unit.

 

  • Opening 60 minutes of Cinderella Man depict the economic toll of the Depression on an American family (1928 to hat-in-hand scene to end of Corn Griffin fight).

 

  • The Dust Bowl, 2012 PBS Documentary by Ken Burns. Episode Two: "The Great Plow-Up"-first 38 minutes./