History Now 19 (Spring 2009)

The Great Depression

From the Editor

As Americans anxiously watch the stock market’s daily fluctuations, the rising unemployment rate, housing foreclosures and the scandals that have rocked the financial world, the fear of another Great Depression hovers in our minds. Like Lord Voldemort, it is a terror that cannot be named. Yet it is the duty of historians and teachers to explore the connections between past and present, and to examine the context that past policies create for future ones. Most importantly, we must remind our students and readers that the past never actually...More »