Great Depression

“Bacon, Beans, and Gravy,” Abernethy, Francis Edward, editor. The Family Saga: A Collection of Texas Family Legends, Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2003.

How did ordinary people respond to the Great Depression?

Download Primary Source Set: The Great Depression 

This inquiry set focuses on how ordinary people experienced the Great Depression. The sources focus on a relatively narrow topic - food - to expose much larger trends (like poverty, hunger, and government policy) of the 1930s.