Americans Experience the Great Depression

Americans Experience the Great Depression - Paul Sardias...

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Paul Sardiñas Americans Experience the Great Depression Unemployment averaged a staggering 25 percent during the crisis; bread lines and soup kitchens were the only source of sustenance for millions of Americans. In 1931 for the first time in our country’s history more people left the United States than entered. Critics in the 1930’s have contented that Hollywood became a champion of the traditional American values. With films that sought to revive traditional values that substantial varied from those of the marketplace society that had arisen so strongly in the preceding decade. The attraction of the land and values of the small town and traditional communities for people in the Depression era are evident. Films had themes encouraging staying in one place such as in 1939’s Gone With the Wind Scarlett O’Hara’s vow while digging roots in a vegetable garden that she’ll “never be hunger again” and in The Wizard of Oz Dorothy’s famous line, “Oh, Auntie Em, there’s no place like home.” Two of the decade’s most popular films, 1939’s
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course HIST amh 1020 taught by Professor Seiler during the Spring '08 term at Hillsborough.

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