Odyssey: The 1930s and Today

The economic recession of 2007 provoked a reappraisal of the 1930s: Did the New Deal get the country out of the Depression or was it a radical failure? Many of the social movements that developed in the 1930s are still controversial political topics today: the power of the federal government, deficit spending, Social Security, minimum wage, social inequality, and even the gold standard and the personality of the president's wife! This course will describe the tumultuous social movements of the 1930s and will show how they created today's controversies.

918.126.01 Homewood campus Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $30 (1 session)