Porterville College C.H.A.P.


"Remembering the 1930's"


Depression: Bank Failures, Dust Bowl, Okie Migration, Rural Poverty, Urban Bread Lines, Hoovervilles, Hobos, 1932 Bonus March

New Deal: FDR, Eleanor, PWA & WPA, CCC, NRA, "Happy Days are Here Again"

Alternative Voices: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, Townsend

Popular Culture: Hollywood, Escapist Themes, Radio, Swing, Blues, Photography, Art, Fashion

Rise of Fascism/Militarism: Spanish Civil War, Nazi Germany, 1936 Olympics, Japanese War on China, Panay Incident, Italian Invasion of Ethiopia, Failure of League of Nations, US Neutrality, Appeasement

Local Impact: "Grapes of Wrath," migrant camps, Cotton Strike