2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog 
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2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 152 PZ - Down and Out: The Great Depression, 1929-1941

The economic depression triggered by the stock market crash of 1929 was no fluke-it had been building in the global economy ever since World War I. Yet, when it came, it descended on Americans with a peculiar swiftness and with a severity that was relieved only by a second world war. This seminar course inquires into the causes of the depression, the ways Americans coped (or failed to cope) with it and the psychological scars it left on its generation. In 2010-11, the course included a significant emphasis on the literature of the Depression decade.

Prerequisite(s): Some familiarity with U.S. history (HIST 026 PZ  or similar introductory course) is strongly recommended, but not required. First-year students and sophomores with permission of instructor only.

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