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American attitudes to immigrants
American attitudes to immigrants

Duration: 04:57

Testimonies from American immigrants about the attitudes they encountered on arrival.

 
Black urban life in Harlem, New York
Black urban life in Harlem, New York

Duration: 04:17

Discussion about the migration of black people to New York.

 
Depression photographs
Depression photographs

Duration: 02:06

Photographs and music of migrant farmers.

 
Did the depression bring blacks and whites together?
Did the depression bring blacks and whites together?

Duration: 03:59

A discussion of civil rights and the first signs of change.

 
Did unemployment divide America?
Did unemployment divide America?

Duration: 02:21

The impact of the depression on race relations and the divide in America.

 
How cotton farmers suffered
How cotton farmers suffered

Duration: 03:39

Moses Austin a cotton sharecropper describes the hard times that farmers endured.

 
How life was different for people who lived in the countryside
How life was different for people who lived in the countryside

Duration: 04:04

Alice Fairweather, a poor farmer's wife discusses the difficulties people faced when living on a farm in the countryside during the depression.

 
How the Wall Street Crash affected local communities
How the Wall Street Crash affected local communities

Duration: 04:09

Mary O'Keefe describes the effects of the crash and how people thought hard times wouldn't last long.

 
Immigrants discuss their new lives in America
Immigrants discuss their new lives in America

Duration: 05:00

Testimonies of immigrant's new lives in America.

 
Immigration to America
Immigration to America

Duration: 04:47

Testimonies from people who emigrated to America.

 
Life as a sharecropper
Life as a sharecropper

Duration: 02:43

The testimony of Walter Coachman a Baptist pastor whose parents were sharecroppers.

 
Living conditions of people living during the crash
Living conditions of people living during the crash

Duration: 04:20

Testimony from a homeless man about the hardship of the depression, and the church's role in giving charity.

 
Racism in Southern America
Racism in Southern America

Duration: 04:17

A discussion on how black Americans dealt with racism, the segregation and the threat of violence behind the racist hierarchy.

 
Tennesee Valley Authority
Tennesee Valley Authority

Duration: 04:19

The story of Lorena Hickok a supporter of the Tennesee Valley Authority (TVA).

 
The Boom in the 1920s
The Boom in the 1920s

Duration: 04:14

A discussion of the good times in early 1920s America.

 
The end of Hoover's administration
The end of Hoover's administration

Duration: 03:49

Three people give their testimony of what is was like in the hard times during Hoover's administration.

 
The New Deal
The New Deal

Duration: 03:19

An illustration on how the Work Project Administration assisted people gain employment and how the New Deal helped the economy.

 
The Wall Street Crash
The Wall Street Crash

Duration: 03:20

Testimony from a banker who witnessed the Wall Street economy crash which caused the Great Depression.

 
Unemployment in 1930s America
Unemployment in 1930s America

Duration: 04:16

How the depression in 1930s American affected a town called Newburyport.

 
Was life any better in the north for black people in early 20th century USA
Was life any better in the north for black people in early 20th century USA

Duration: 03:22

Evelyn Macon and Elmer Thomas give their testimony of what it was like to be a black worker in North America during the depression .

 
Was the American Dream realistic?
Was the American Dream realistic?

Duration: 04:46

An illustration of the down side to the American Dream.

 
Was the New Deal a success?
Was the New Deal a success?

Duration: 04:21

Testimony of Nannie Carson a WPA worker, who helped to educate the poor.

 
What went wrong in 1920s America?
What went wrong in 1920s America?

Duration: 05:00

The causes of the Wall Street crash of 1929 happened and its impact on ordinary people.

 
Who was responsible for the less well off?
Who was responsible for the less well off?

Duration: 04:36

A discussion of people's reactions to the New Deal and how Roosevelt changed the policy.

 
Why did people want to emigrate to America?
Why did people want to emigrate to America?

Duration: 02:56

A discussion of the lure of the American Dream for immigrants.

 
Would it be possible to assimilate cultures?
Would it be possible to assimilate cultures?

Duration: 04:25

A testimony of immigrants lives in America.

 

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