(Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
: POS-WPA-ILL.01.D44, no. 1. Chicago : Illinois WPA Art Project [between 1936 and 1940] WPA Poster Collection.)
This course features an image gallery that illustrates and supports lecture topics ranging from "The End of Prosperity" to "Legacies for Postwar America." In addition a a detailed timeline of key events is available in the study materials section and a comprehensive set of related links in support of course readings and discussions are available.
The Great Depression and World War II permanently changed American politics and society. Topics include: the Great Crash, the New Deal, Roosevelt, the home front, the Normandy Invasion, and the atomic bomb. Explores those events through film, novels, newspapers, and other historical documents.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.