The Great Depression

These videos and podcasts by eminent scholars, master teachers, and other speakers open a variety of ways to explore American history. The presentations range from two- or three-minute interview clips to hour-long lectures. Whether you watch them in class, assign them to your students for homework, or download them to your iPod for a long road trip, each one can give you new insight into the past.

The American West and the Great Depression

Speaker(s): Richard White

The Causes of the Great Depression

Speaker(s): David M. Kennedy

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Defining the Twentieth Century

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers

FDR’s Personal History and Influences

Speaker(s): Alan Brinkley

FDR’s Use of Radio

Speaker(s): Michael Flamm

Great Biographies: African American Athletes

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Parks and Politics: A Look at Federal Land

Speaker(s): Patricia Limerick

The American West in the 1930s and 1940s

Speaker(s): Richard White

The Impact of the New Deal

Speaker(s): Alan Brinkley