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Childhood Lost: An Overview of the Great Depression

The Great Depression cut childhoods short as poverty and unemployment soared. Young people struggled to stay healthy. Millions moved--sometimes with their families, sometimes on their own--in search of jobs. Many found relief in New Deal programs after 1933. Student activism also rose during the period. Throughout the period, as this film documents, American notions of childhood were challenged and changed in response to the crises of the 1930s.

Source | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, 2009.
Creator | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
Item Type | Documentary
Cite This document | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, “Childhood Lost: An Overview of the Great Depression,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed June 17, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1769.

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