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Great Depression



  • The Necessary Radicalism of Bernie Sanders

    by Jamelle Bouie

    Conflict was the engine of labor reform in the 1930s. And mass strikes and picketing, in particular, pushed the federal government to act.



  • Is Democracy Doomed? We've Been Here Before.

    by Bill Scher

    The value of democracy was widely questioned in the mid-1930s, as the Great Depression was yet to be tamed during the early stages of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency.



  • The Depression’s Unheeded Lessons

    by Neil Irwin

    Economic leaders made the 2008 financial crisis worse through a combination of misinterpreted history and missed opportunities, a new book argues.



  • Seeing the Great Depression

    A new project from Yale invites viewers to explore some 175,000 images of America in the 1930s and '40s.