Great Depression

The Great Depression

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Cast: Mario Cuomo

     
 
Take an in-depth look at the decade that defined a generation. From the stock market crash of 1929 to the recovery spurred by the coming of WWII, Americans came to grips with this disaster in The Great Depression, a four-part series from The History Channel. Episodes on this set include:
"The Great Shake Up": Examine the changes that swept the shaken nation

Overview

Take an in-depth look at the decade that defined a generation. From the stock market crash of 1929 to the recovery spurred by the coming of WWII, Americans came to grips with this disaster in The Great Depression, a four-part series from The History Channel. Episodes on this set include:
"The Great Shake Up": Examine the changes that swept the shaken nation during the first year of the Great Depression, from the landslide victory of FDR in 1932, to the California migrations of Dust Bowl farmers.
"Face the Music": Faced with hard times, Americans sought release wherever they could find it, from marathon dancing to going to the movies. Using extensive film clips and photos, this episode shows how the media came of age to become an integral part of daily life.
"Striking Back:: As the Depression lingered and the New Deal failed to live up to people’s expectations, some Americans fought back against a system they felt had betrayed them. Illuminating rare footage and revealing interviews relive the desperate acts of people who had been pushed too far by the crisis.
"Desperate Measures": Finally, after years of crisis, World War II approached and did what all the protests and recovery programs failed to do -- end the Great Depression.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/2009
UPC:
0733961154887
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:20:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Great Depression
1. Introduction [3:39]
2. From Prosperity to Despair [9:06]
3. Marathon Dancing [10:26]
4. American Hobo [7:24]
5. California Epic [9:12]
6. The New Deal [6:13]
1. Introduction [2:52]
2. To the Movies [9:46]
3. On the Radio [9:25]
4. Taking Pictures [9:09]
5. Breaking News [9:09]
6. A New Medium [6:04]
1. Introduction [2:41]
2. Bandit or Hero [10:59]
3. From Renaissance to Ruin [8:51]
4. A Call to Action [9:33]
5. Steel Workers Unite [6:23]
6. Tragic Holiday [7:40]
1. Introduction [3:07]
2. The Bonus Army [10:13]
3. Battle of Washington [8:24]
4. The Kingfish [11:34]
5. The Call of Communism [7:28]
6. Uneasy Prosperity [5:58]

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The Great Depression 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
engine88 More than 1 year ago
This DVD was from the History Channel and is a real eye opener about how bad the Great Depression was. We can't even begin to compare our situation today with what our parents and grandparents went through. Well worth the time to watch.
Mike_in_Dallas More than 1 year ago
I normally do not watch this type of documentary, and I had only purchased it for my wife, who is a high school history teacher. After she had shown it to three of her classes she recommended that I might want to watch it, since my own parents grew up in the time period. I found myself "pulled in" and thought that I had a lot better insight into the particular period of our history.