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Pitzer College    
  Feb 17, 2018
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Institution: Pitzer

Description: 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 26 or similar introductory course) is strongly recommended, but not required. First-years and sophomores with permission of instructor only. Please also check the current course schedule for requirements.

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.

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