During the Great Depression, St. Louis residents who were down on their luck built their own city on the banks of the Mississippi River.
As Americans suffered through the Great Depression, the Roosevelts dined on bread and butter sandwiches and cold jellied soup.
A number of complex factors helped to create the conditions necessary for the Great Depression, and adherence to the gold standard was just one of those factors.
To justify the need for New Deal projects, the government employed photographers to document the suffering of those affected, producing some of the most iconic photographs of the Great Depression.
The Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in modern history, profoundly affected the daily life of American families in ways large and small.
While no group escaped the economic devastation of the Great Depression, few suffered more than African Americans, who experienced the highest unemployment rate during the 1930s.
The stock market crash of 1929 was the worst economic event in world history. What exactly caused the stock market crash, and could it have been prevented?
90 percent of rural homes in the U.S. didn’t have electricity in 1935. Ten years later, almost all of them did.
In 1930, raising tariffs across the board hurt the U.S. economy.
In a time before social services, society’s most vulnerable people were hidden away in brutal institutions.