The Great Depression – Research Topics

 

Several great novels were written about the 1920's and 1930's. This was a period of great poverty for most people who lived in North America. This research project with will help you gain a better understanding of the people who lived through this time in history.

 

The Great Depression - general information

http://newdeal.feri.org/classrm/b.htm – links to sites on many topics

http://www.sos.state.mi.us/history/museum/explore/museums/hismus/1900-75/depressn/labnews2.html - labour unions, relief efforts

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s2/Time/frames.htm - 1930's timeline

http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/events.html - 1920's events

http://www.historychannel.com/ - search for specific topics at the History Channel

 

Causes of the Depression

http://www.shambhala.org/business/goldocean/causdep.html - Causes of the depression

http://www.escape.com/~paulg53/politics/great_depression.shtml - Causes of the depression

http://oasis.bellevue.k12.wa.us/sammamish/sstudies.dir/hist_docs.dir/grtdepression.mn.html - causes and effects of the great depression

 

Life during the depression

http://title3.sde.state.ok.us/history_and_culture/great_depression.htm - Oklahoma in the 30's

 

People of the Depression

http://www.mcsc.k12.in.us/mhs/social/madedo/ - Personal accounts of the depression

http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/index.html - 1920's people

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html- American life histories

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/afctshtml/tshome.html - Voices from the dust bowl

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dustbowl/peopleevents/index.html - People and Events

http://www.mcsc.k12.in.us/mhs/social/madedo/ - Personal accounts of the depression

 

Fads and Fashion of the Depression

http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/fads.html - 1920's fads and fashion

http://www.costumes.org/pages/timelinepages/1930s1.htm - 1930's fashion

http://www.costumes.org/pages/timelinepages/1920s1.htm - 1920's fashion

http://www.murrayontravel.com/carolnolan/fashionhistory_1930mens.html - men's fashion

 

Canada during the depression

http://www.hydro.mb.ca/about_us/history/hep_1920.html - Manitoba Hydro in the 20's

http://www3.sympatico.ca/goweezer/canada/can1930.htm - Brief Canadian history (1930 - 60

http://www.ontoottawa.ca/trek_main.html - Ottawa trek info on the 1930's

http://www.workingtv.com/oto/otohome.html - Ottawa Trek: main page

http://www.workingtv.com/oto/hungry.html - Relief camps

http://www.workingtv.com/oto/regriot.html - Regina Riot

http://www.workingtv.com/oto/after.html - Aftermath of the Ottawa Trek

 

Cost of Goods and Living in the 1930's

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001519.html - value of dollar 1913 - 2001

http://www.sos.state.mi.us/history/museum/kidstuff/depressn/costlist.html - costs in the 1930's

http://www.aier.org/colcalc.html - cost of living calculator

 

Stock Market Crash

http://www.arts.unimelb.edu.au/amu/ucr/student/1997/Yee/1929.htm

http://mypage.direct.ca/r/rsavill/Thecrash.html

 

Relief

 http://www.sos.state.mi.us/history/museum/explore/museums/hismus/1900-75/depressn/unemploy.html

http://www.uwm.edu:80/Dept/ETI/pages/surveys/each/wlsf95.htm

 

Social and Cultural Conditions

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/afctshtml/tshome.html

http://www.erroluys.com/frontpage.htm - Riding the rails during the depression

 

Women’s Role

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAwomen.htm - suffrage

http://alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/~sorensen/suff.html - suffrage

http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/womenhist/ - suffrage

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt

http://www.feri.org/

http://www.mhrcc.org/fdr/fdr.html

http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/glimpse/presidents/html/fr32.html

 

Labour Movement

http://oriole.umd.edu/~mddlmddl/791/labor/html/modern.html

http://oriole.umd.edu/~mddlmddl/791/labor/html/industrial.html

 

Organized Crime of the 1920 – 30

http://www.americanmafia.com/Allan_May_Past_Issues.html

http://www.hoboes.com/html/Politics/Prohibition/Notes/Illusion.html - prohibition

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAprohibition.htm - prohibition

 

Arts and Entertainment during the 1920's and 1930's

http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/art.html - 1920's art

http://www.nara.gov/exhall/newdeal/newdeal.html - arts in the 1930's

http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/lit.html - 1920's literature

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/DISPLAY/displayframe.html - Art & exhibitions in the 30's

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/FILM/filmframe.html - Film in the 1930's

http://www.musicals101.com/1930film.htm - Musical film in the 1930's

http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/music.html - 1920's music

http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/et.html - 1920's entertainment

 

Media during the 1920's and 1930's

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/RADIO/radioframe.html - Radio in the 30's

http://xroads.virginia.edu/g/1930s/PRINT/comics.html - Newspapers & Magazines in the 30's

 

Technology and Inventions

http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/invent.html - 1920's inventions

 

Farming during the 1930's

http://www.ptsi.net/user/museum/dustbowl.html - farming / weather conditions

http://interactive.usask.ca/skinteractive/modules/agriculture/history/ - Sask. Farming history

 

Saskatoon during the 1930’s

http://www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca/org/clerks_office/archives/ar-dates.asp - city history

http://www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca/org/clerks_office/archives/thum1.asp - image gallery