The Great Depression - Group 1
by Camden County College
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Over 80 years ago, on October 29, 1929, the greatest cash in the history of the New York Stock Market signaled the begining of the Great Depression. For over a decade, America found itself in the throes of an economic crisis marked by business failures, a 25 percent unemployment rate and nationwide despair. This series discuses the causes, conditions and cosequences of America's most devestating economic crisis and society's response to it. These scholars will analyze and discuss the implications of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs, their effectiveness and public reaction to them; along with a review of the impact that crisis had on American Culture and how it is depicted in various mediums such as art, film, literature, magazines, music and entertainment along with consideration of America's curent and future economic prospects.
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