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Radio in the 1930's - Has anyone ever wondered how radio communications changed society during the 1930’s. According to the research done by the Education Foundation, many people believe that the most important development in the radio at that time was entertainment; this is entirely false. In fact, radio communications not only made an impact in the way people received their news, but also brought together a nation that got out of a brutal depression. Together, the nations as one made radio communications the commanding form of media in the 1930’s....   [tags: Media ]
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George Orwell: Sociopolitics of the 1930's - Orwell was an accurate analyst of social conditions in the 1930s in communicating issues of unemployment and social perceptions existing after the detrimental international economic halt provoked by the Wall Street market Crash of 1929. Leading into The Great Depression, Orwell gives a first-hand account of the living and working conditions of the working-class in Britain, gaining insight into ideologies different from what he had been taught in his middle-class upbringing. In his account, the economic upheaval in Britain provides a basis for social issues to be addressed through a physical engagement with the working-class....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Canada and The Great Depression of the 1930's - 1929-1939- The Great Depression The depression years of 1929 - 1939 proved to be the worst, and some of the best years for Canada and Canadians. It was a time of extreme highs and lows socially, emotionally, and economically. It was a time that Canada came into her own being on the world wide stage. During the worst depression years in Canada, there were many people who tried tirelessly to get Canada out of the crisis she was in more quickly and efficiently. William Aberhart and his group of supporters had a plan that they were sure could help and even end the depression and its horrible effects....   [tags: Canadian History, canadian studies] 1384 words
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Stalin's Assault on Agriculture in 1930 - Stalin's Assault on Agriculture in 1930 The heart of the issue in assessing why Stalin embarked on this policy of aggression is in asserting whether, collectivisation and the war on the Kulaks was an economic necessity or an act of sheer brutality designed to break the peasantry into submission. In 1929, the party moved in favour of collectivised agriculture - large state-organized farms in place of small private peasant plots, and the destruction of independent market in agricultural products....   [tags: Papers] 1244 words
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The Great Depression of the 1930's - The Great Depression of the 1930's On October 24th, 1929 the complete collapse of the stock market began, about 13 million shares of stock were sold. Tuesday, October 29th (known every since as Black Tuesday) made the damage worse, more than 16 million shares were sold. The value of most shares fell sharply, leaving financial ruin and panic in its place. There had been panics like this before and there has been many afterward, but never did a market crash have such a long-term effect on our country....   [tags: Papers] 490 words
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Use of Propaganda in the 1930’s and in Brave New World - Life in the 1930’s for Americans was very bewildering since the country was just coming out of the Red Scare. Aldous Huxley published a dystopian book, Brave New World, in which the fictional “controllers” in the novel could easily manipulate the ignorance of people through drugs and conditioning. The government used the drug soma as a way to make everyone high and agree to anything that the hierarchy wanted. Taking soma makes everyone crave it even more because it is an addictive drug....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]
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SHIRLEY TEMPLE: Greatest Star of the 1930's - During the 1930’s, the Great Depression was in full swing. The Depression was a period in American History when the economy was horrible. Most people did not have jobs, and if they did their paycheck was barely enough to put food on the table. At that time, many people did not experience happiness very often because of their money situations. However, there was one person who could turn any frown upside down, Shirley Temple. Shirley Temple, the best known child star of her time, ascended to unparalled box-office heights during the worst of the Great Depression, and brought humor and happiness to people in a time of great need....   [tags: Biography] 1978 words
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Racism in the 1930's - Racism in the 1930's The 1930's was a time of change for the blacks of the United States of America. However, this change was not all for the better. The main change for blacks during this period was that many of them migrated to the North, which in turn, caused many other situations, which included the election of President Roosevelt. This was a positive, as was the improvement from the de jure segregation, when laws allow segregation, of the South to the less harsh segregation of the North....   [tags: Papers] 1138 words
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The 1930's - The 1930's The decade of the 1930’s can be characterized in two parts: The Great Depression, and the restoration of the American economy. America had been completely destroyed due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It was up to the government and people of the 1930’s to "mend" America’s wounds. One man stood up to this challenge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He promised to fix the American economy, provide jobs, and help the needy. During The Great Depression, the crime rate had risen to an all new high....   [tags: Papers] 2176 words
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There is No Justification for the Terror in the U.S.S.R. in the 1930's - There is No Justification for the Terror in the U.S.S.R. in the 1930's I agree more with the statement ‘There can be no justification for the “terror” in the USSR in the 1930’s. It was motivated purely by Stalin’s lust for power.’ However, I can understand why one could say that terror was essential for the survival of the new communist state or Soviet Union. Stalin used terror to force the USSR to industrialise quickly, which enabled them to ward off the threat from fascism and develop into a world power....   [tags: Papers] 1170 words
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The Great American Depression of the 1930's - The Great American Depression of the 1930's The economic depression that beset the United States and other countries in the 1930s was unique in its magnitude and its consequences. At the depth of the depression, in 1933, one American worker in every four was out of a job. In other countries unemployment ranged between 15 percent and 25 percent of the labor force. The great industrial slump continued throughout the 1930s, shaking the foundations of Western capitalism and the society based upon it....   [tags: American History Essays] 1313 words
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The Nazi's Success in the 1930's Elections - The Nazi's Success in the 1930's Elections There are several factors that helped the Nazis to be successful in elections in the 1930's. Some of these factors were outside of the Nazis control, such as the depression. Others were in their control. In 1930, 6.4 million Germans voted for the Nazis. The Nazis had 107 seats and were the second largest party in parliament. In 1932, 13.8 million Germans voted for the Nazis. The Nazis had 230 seats, whereas 4 years earlier they only had 12 seats....   [tags: Papers] 1155 words
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The Treatment of Jews in Germany in the 1930's - The Treatment of Jews in Germany in the 1930's Between 1933 and 1938 Jews in Germany had been persecuted. In those years, the Nazi hate towards the Jews increased rapidly, first they started forbidding marriages between Jews citizens, later they even void schooling and education for Jews. As the segregation increased between Germans and Jews, the latter were reduced to live in Ghettos; these were parts of the cities that lacked most services like electricity and heating, and for the most part the Jews had no money to live with....   [tags: Papers] 858 words
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Failure of The League Of Nations In The 1930's - Failure of The League Of Nations In The 1930's The league of nations was formed in 1919 to encourage the member countries, to co-operate in trade, improve social conditions, complete disarmament and to protect any member country that was being threatened with war. Woodrow Wilson the American President came up with the idea of The League Of Nations because he didn't want anything like the world war 1 to be repeated. However we know that the Second World War lost more lives than the the first, and therefore most people conclude that the League Of Nations failed, but why....   [tags: Papers] 583 words
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Consequences of the Failure of the League in the 1930's - Consequences of the Failure of the League in the 1930's The first main failure was to disarm large countries as an example so that others would follow, so when Hitler began rearming he used it as an excuse to do so. He had already left the league so it was helpless but the other country officials didn't object to Germanys rearming they felt that Germany should have some sort of protection. The only pact signed over the rearming was between the British prime minister and Hitler saying that Germanys navy could be 33% of what ever Britain's was....   [tags: Free Essays] 433 words
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Fascism and Communism in Britain in the 1930’s - All five sources have a different view about the event of October 4th. Sources A and B suggest that Mosley’s fascists were the main responsibility for the disturbances, sources C and E don’t really give a preference as to who’s to blame just what happened and source D is justifying why it happened and how it wasn’t Mosley’s fault. Source A is by Harold Smith who gave an account in 1996,which was over 60 years after the event and was an office worker at the time. He says how he knew something was going to happen due to the build up with Mosley and Fascism....   [tags: Communism Essays] 929 words
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Comparing 1930's Society, as Depicted in To Kill a Mockingbird with Present Day Society - Jean Louise “Scout” and Jem Finch experienced life in the 1930’s living in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. Their childhood was a nonstop adventure that brought jocund days and testing trials that teenager’s today experience even with the world around us changing every day. The moral upbringings, educational importance, and the crime rate of small towns all contributed to the childhood memories that were built every day in Maycomb County. These attributes to childhood experiences have changed a lot over the vast time period between the 1930’s and 2000’s....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee] 864 words
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No Sugar by Jack Davis: Exposes the Mistreatment of Australian Aborigines During the 1930's - Today, in the 20th Century, it is a commonly known fact in Australia, and throughout the rest of the world, that Aborigines were mistreated from since western culture first settled, and for many years after that. It is the main purpose of stage dramas to bring issues, such as the one mentioned above, and ideas about these issues to life through dramatic performances and the use of a number of various techniques. No Sugar, a revisionist text written by Jack Davis in 1985, is one of these stage dramas....   [tags: Revisionist Text Jack Davis ] 1362 words
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Two Migrations: 1930's Farmers in Oklahoma and Muhammad's Hijrah - Migration can be defined as a process in which a group moves from one point to another. This paper will talk about the two of those migrations. One which occurred in 1930 by poverty stricken farmers in Oklahoma and the other the migration of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (also known as Hijrah). Throughout history, every migration had a cause and effect, otherwise known as push/pull factors. Author John Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize, is about the mass migration occurred during the 1930's in the Midwest of America due to the conditions resulting from the dust bowl....   [tags: Migrations, Oklahoma, great depression, Muhammad, ]
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The Life of Ella Baker - Give light and people will find the way, Said Ella Baker. She was a woman, who even in the darkest hour, gave light to people everywhere. Being a Civil Rights activist in the 1930’s, she was one of the leading figures in the Civil Rights Movement. She dedicated her life to fighting for freedom and equality, deserves to be recognized worldwide. Ella Baker was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1903. She always had strong opinions, and “followed her own mind”. However, she was influenced by her grandmother growing up, and this contributed to her sense of social justice and racism....   [tags: Civil rights,activist on 1930's,freedom]
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Hitler's Rise to Power During the Early 1930's - Hitler's Rise to Power During the Early 1930's Hitler was famous and considered a heroic figure during 1930 right through to the 1940's. This tells of how Hitler got to this particular stage in his life, and how he kept it. It wasn't until 1928 that Hitler realised that Armed revolutions didn't gain him immediate or total control ( after the failure of the Munich Putsch), and he decided that to get to the position he wanted to reach he would have to do it legally, and so he decided to stand him and his party in the Reichstag elections....   [tags: Papers] 1684 words
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Mildred Pierce and the Domestic Role of Women in the 1930's - Mildred Pierce and the Domestic Role of Women in the 1930's Women’s place in society during the 1930’s was very different compared to the role that women have in today’s society. Fortunately, these days women are free to decide what type of jobs to have when to marry and when to have children. Unfortunately during the thirties women did not have these choices. According to Mary Kinnear in her book Daughter of Time, “In the United States the proportion of women workers engaged in professional work increased only from 11.9 percent to 14.2 percent between 1920 and 1940.” During this time, the role of housewives meant that they were responsible for most of the household duties and taking care...   [tags: Mildred Pierce Essays]
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The Effects of the Depression in Britain in the Early 1930’s - The Effects of the Depression in Britain in the Early 1930’s At the beginning of the 1930’s just like America Britain had a major depression which affected almost everyone and everything in the country. But some people were affected worse than others depending on what industry they worked in. In most cases people who worked in the old industries were affected worst because the old industries like Shipbuilding, Textiles, Coal mining and Steel making suffered survirly. Ship building in particular was hit because if no one wanted to buy or sell goods abroad then ships had very little use so few new ones were made and so lots of people lost jobs....   [tags: Papers] 589 words
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British Middle East Policy in the Late 1930's - British Middle East Policy in the Late 1930's Middle East was seen as the central junction for the communication of the British global empire. The British were clearly the dominant powerhouse of the late 30's throughout much of Europe and the Middle East. The shortest sea connection between Britain and India was through the Suez Canal, while the air and land routes connected Africa and Egypt to Palestine and the Middle East. This area was also a major source of oil. Oil was to become one of the most useful chemicals needed by the economy of a country both in peace and most importantly for war....   [tags: Papers] 3296 words
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New Deal's Effect on the Depression in the USA in the 1930's - New Deal's Effect on the Depression in the USA in the 1930's The depression in America was a total breakdown after the "boom" of the 1920's. Throughout the depression people lost theirs businesses, jobs, and houses. Companies had to cut back on production, so people lost their jobs. Some companies had to shut down completely. Banks went bust, as people couldn't pay back what they owed. Also when people heard that banks were going bust they panicked and tried to take their savings out of the banks....   [tags: Papers] 1178 words
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Roosevelt's Responsibility in Bettering the Lives of Americans in the 1930's - Roosevelt's Responsibility in Bettering the Lives of Americans in the 1930's When Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president of America in 1932, things appeared to improve for the citizens and for the economy. This was not just down to Roosevelt's work; other factors also played an important role. When Roosevelt came to power the country was in trouble. Unemployment was extremely high and the morale of the Americans was low with people's trust and confidence in the government and banks gone....   [tags: Papers] 609 words
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The Attitudes Toward Women and Family in 1930's - The Attitudes Toward Women and Family in 1930's Germany had been through a major depression and due to this found that birth rates were decreasing although this wasn't the only reason. It was also due to improved standards of living; this now meant contraception was available. Also there was a desire for better education for women. Between the years 1900 and 1933 female employment had increased by a third. One reason for this was due to the war, women had been drafted into the factories to help with he war effort, they found that they enjoyed having the jobs and didn't really want to leave them....   [tags: Papers] 842 words
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Italy's Changing Relationship with Germanyin The 1930's - Italy's Changing Relationship with Germanyin The 1930's By the 1920's, Mussolini realised that a strong resurgent Germany who were seeking revenge for Versailles would threaten Britain and France. This, he hoped, would make them more amenable to Italian demands. Neither country wanted Italy as an enemy; therefore Mussolini would have the ability to play off the countries against each other. This would give Mussolini a great advantage. It seems likely that Mussolini had funded the Nazi's (along with many other right-wing, fascist groups in late 1920's Germany) and therefore should have been happy regarding Hitler's rise to power....   [tags: Papers] 1205 words
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Contrast Between The 1920's And The 1930's - The 1920s were known as carefree and relaxed. The decade after the war was one of improvement for many Americans. Industries were still standing in America; they were actually richer and more powerful than before World War I. So what was so different in the 1930’s. The Great Depression replaced those carefree years into ones of turmoil and despair. The decade after the First World War saw tremendous change. Progressivism was a leading factor of World War I and in the 1920’s the evidence can be seen....   [tags: American History] 1940 words
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1930's America - 1930's America The wall street crash: In the late 1920s, it seemed as if everybody was in the stock market. Estimates vary from 1,000,000 to 25,000,000. Why not. Stock prices just kept going up and up, making your original investment more and more valuable. And here was the best part -- you didn't need a lot of money to get into the market. You could buy on margin. First you borrow the money to buy the stock (interest rates were a phenomenally low 3 1/2%). Then you put up the stock as collateral for your loan....   [tags: Papers] 1380 words
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Experiences of Working-Class Women in the 1930’s as Depicted Within The Tin Flute and Breadwinning Daughters: A Comparative Essay - This essay will explore the experiences of working-class women in Canada during the 1930’s, particularly, how “the 1930’s shaped [young women’s] economic and social positions within their families and altered their life choices, yet also created the possibility of independence and adventure, and opened up access to the city’s commercial amusements.” This essay will draw upon examples from two literary works – The Tin Flute by Gabriel Roy and Breadwinning Daughters by Katrina Srigley – in order to compare the similarities and differences of the experiences of young working women during the Great Depression....   [tags: Canada, Gabriel Roy, Katrina Srigley]
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Use of Propaganda to Spread Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany During the 1930’s and 1940’s - “All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach,” Adolf Hitler (The National World War Museum). The German Nazi dictator utilized his power over the people using propaganda, eventually creating a sense of hatred towards Jews. After World War 1, the punishments of the League of Nations caused Germany to suffer. The Nazi party came to blame the Jews in order to have a nation-wide “scapegoat”. This hatred and prejudice towards Jews is known as anti-semitism....   [tags: Nazi Propaganda]
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The Key Features in the Development of Seaside Holidays from 1901 to the 1930's - The Key Features in the Development of Seaside Holidays from 1901 to the 1930's Seaside holidays were pioneered in the late 1800's and quickly became popular. By the beginning of the 20th century they were even more popular with more people actually having the money and free-time available to go on holiday. One reason for this rise in popularity was the decreasing number of hours people worked in a week. A 100 years ago, the average length of a manual workers week was 55 hours....   [tags: Papers] 492 words
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Prejudice in Maycomb in the 1930's in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Prejudice in Maycomb in the 1930's in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The prominent theme of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird is the portrait of prejudice, in a small southern American town called Maycomb in the 1930’s. Maycomb is believed to be a replica, of the town Monroeville where the author Harper Lee grew up. Her knowledge of the society in Monroeville (Maycomb) enables her to hit the reader with more impact; she can portray her views on prejudice and discrimination with stronger force and focus....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 1390 words
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The Treatment of Black Africans in South Africa in the 1930's and 1940's - The Treatment of Black Africans in South Africa in the 1930's and 1940's In this essay I will be informing you on everything I know about the treatment of black South Africans in the 1930's and 1940's. I will be explaining how life was in the 1930's when they were under the Afrikaner government. I will be explaining how the second world war made them feel positive about their future and how things changed. I will also be giving you a little of information on the Atlantic Charter and how it also made people feel things were going to change....   [tags: Papers] 1042 words
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Mildred D. Taylor's Portrayal of Being Black in Mississippi in the 1930's - Mildred D. Taylor's Portrayal of Being Black in Mississippi in the 1930's Mildred D. Taylor is very successful in conveying the reality of what it was like to be black in the 1930’s in the Mississippi region of the Southern States of America. In reading this book we see racial issues through a child’s eyes, Cassie Logan a 9 year old, which gives rise to a spectrum of different emotions. The book is excellent and unusual because it looks at life at that time from a child’s perspective, and probably would not have been as successful if it had looked from an adult’s view....   [tags: Papers] 2635 words
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Dress Reform from 1850 to 1930 in the United States: The Impact on Health - Dress Reform from 1850 to 1930 in the United States: The Impact on Health Dress reform has played an integral part of the women’s movement, health reform and political agendas. This paper will explore the time period of 1850 to 1930 in the United States of America concerning dress reform for women. It is important to explore this topic because the eighty year span marks a time of rapid change for women concerning health, leisure, independence, political and gender constraints and liberties....   [tags: essays research papers] 1807 words
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In the 1930’s John Steinbeck wrote the novel Of Men and Mice. He wrote - In the 1930’s John Steinbeck wrote the novel Of Men and Mice. He wrote the book in the middle of the great American depression. During this great time of loss over 15 million people lost there jobs. OF MEN AND MICE In the 1930’s John Steinbeck wrote the novel “Of Men and Mice”. He wrote the book in the middle of the great American depression. During this great time of loss over 15 million people lost there jobs and were made redundant. All these people were left to find whatever work they could, all with no income or government support such as benefits or social security....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1803 words
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U.S.'s Influence on British Cinema Culture Between 1930 and 1980 - U.S.'s Influence on British Cinema Culture Between 1930 and 1980 Britain and America have always had a very close relationship that could have stemmed from a number of different things. The English discovered America, they both speak the same language and the fact that America helped Britain in the first World War may have played an important part in why the two countries are so close. Due to this close bond or the 'special relationship' between the countries, over time we have influenced each other endlessly but perhaps none more so than the influence that America has had over British cinema between the 1930's and 1980's....   [tags: Papers] 838 words
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Nazis' Use of Persecution and Power of the SS to Create a Police State in 1930's - Nazis' Use of Persecution and Power of the SS to Create a Police State in 1930's Germany was ruled completely by the state from 1933 (Hitler comes to power) to 1945. It was a police state the one that had all the power, it was not a democracy. The power of the SS and Gestapo were very important in enforcing the law and persecution was started. The state has complete authority the people could be arrested to prevent them from committing a crime. They didn't have defence, the law is used to attack the people, not to defend them....   [tags: Papers] 483 words
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Life of Americans in the 1930's in John Stienbeck's of Mice and Men/Original Writing - Life of Americans in the 1930's in John Stienbeck's of Mice and Men/Original Writing What does John Stienbeck's Of Mice and Men tell us about life in America in the 1930s. John Steinbeck's novels can all be classified as social novels dealing with the economic problems of rural labour in America during the 1920s and 30s. Steinbeck uses setting, theme, characterisation, and a modernist simple style to portray a 1930s American society, which was isolating, alienating and prejudiced His frequent topics were the plight of the misfits, (the character of Lennie in the novel) the homeless and the migrant farm workers....   [tags: Papers] 868 words
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The Success of Stalin's Industrial Economic Programme During the 1930's - The Success of Stalin's Industrial Economic Programme During the 1930's In the first five year plan the importance was on heavy industries which included coal, oil, iron and steel, electricity, cement, metals, and timber. This accounted for 80% of total investment and 1500 enterprises were opened. I believe that the first five year plan was a failure although there were sectors that were successful. Targets were not reached this was especially apparent for chemical targets. Another problem was the lack of skilled workers which created major problems....   [tags: Papers] 783 words
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Great Depression - The Great Depression During the 1920’s America was experiencing great economic growth. As WWI was ending Americans were out of energy. For almost 100 years they had been facing the problems of sectionalism, civil war, reconstruction, imperialism, and WWI. By the end they were ready to just sit back and party. Demand sky-rocketed and brought great economic growth. Americans failed to see the great problem looming overhead though. The Great Depression was caused by a combination of factors- a natural slowdown of the business cycle, weaknesses of the 1290’s economy magnified the slowdown, the republican response failed to help, a great environmental disaster, and the collapse of the world eco...   [tags: US history great depression 1930] 1172 words
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Change of Attitudes Toward the Role and Status of Women During the 1920's and 1930's - Change of Attitudes Toward the Role and Status of Women During the 1920's and 1930's At the beginning of the 1920's all women over 30 and all women property owners over the age of 21 had been enfranchised by the Representation of the Peoples Act that was passed by the government in 1918. This act paved the way for the major change in the role and status of women that occurred during the nineteen twenties and thirties. Political change came first for British Women with new legislations being introduced that began to develop the idea that women should be treated on the same grounds as men....   [tags: Papers] 529 words
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What do we learn about life in Americas in the 1930's from John - What do we learn about life in Americas in the 1930's from John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck was born and raised in Salinas, in 1902. Steinbeck was of German and Irish ancestry. His father was the county treasurer and his mother was a teacher. Steinbeck attended Salinas High School and went on to study Marine Biology at Stanford University, but failed to finish his course. He travelled to New York and worked as a reporter, unfortunately he was fired. After he took on many different jobs and became an apprentice, a painter, a caretaker, a surveyor and a fruit picker....   [tags: English Literature] 1782 words
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Learning about Life in Southern States of America in the 1930's from To Kill A Mocking Bird - What have you learnt about life in Southern States of America in 1930's from your reading of To Kill A Mocking Bird . 'Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town' however when we look closely into the book we learn much more about the life of the town in 1930's America. Looking into the society of Maycomb, prejudice was something that was common yet not recognised by many of the towns people. One example of prejudice is of equal opportunities for both sexes. Women don't have equal rights with men; They have to dress according to the society's acceptance otherwise they would be commented about....   [tags: English Literature] 1473 words
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John Steinbeck's Presentation in Of Mice and Men of the Culture and Experience of Itinerant Workers in 1930's America - John Steinbeck's Presentation in Of Mice and Men of the Culture and Experience of Itinerant Workers in 1930's America The Story written by John Steinbeck called Of Mice and Men were published in a time of grief, hardship, and great depressions in 1930s. The book takes place in the 1930s, the same time Steinbeck wrote the novel, during the Wall Street crash and the great depression when the United States economy suddenly collapsed in disaster. It was the worst economic crisis it has ever had and it tremendously damaged the face of America....   [tags: Papers] 1121 words
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How And Why the NAACP and The National Urban League were more than Civil Rights Organizations Up To 1930 - How and why were the NAACP and the National Urban League more than civil rights organisations. Consider the period up to 1930. The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People and National Urban League, founded in 1909 and 1910 respectively, were established to serve the growing needs and pressing concerns of African-Americans at the time. The issues were basically of integration and equality. The period of Reconstruction had seen constitutional reform but proper interpretation and implementation was still unrealized....   [tags: Black Civil Rights Movement] 1368 words
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America 1900 - 1930 - Throughout centuries, we as a society have come to realize American history's pros and cons. It has been both optimistic and unconstructive, throughout the late 18th century through the end of WWII. Politicians and business leaders showed us how our societies have eventually come together in the creation of modern society. It has been an extensive and tough struggle from the 1870's horizontal and vertical integration to the 1930s great depression and the ending of World War II. In this essay I will discuss how the government and big businesses impacted and intertwined with one other in the growth of modern society....   [tags: American History] 1835 words
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The Grapes of Wrath - Lifestyle in the 1930's - The Grapes of Wrath is a historical and fictional novel that was written by John Steinbeck in 1939. He wanted to show his point of view of life in US during the years of Great Depression. This essay will talk about the lifestyle the public had during that time which dramatically changed conditions that the environment in we stern part of US had. The plot of Steinbeck?s work of fiction is rooted in the historical and social events of 1930s America, specifically the environmental disaster in Oklahoma....   [tags: essays research papers] 1158 words
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Fascism in the 1920's and 1930's - During the 1800's Europe had been the cultural, military, political, and the financial center of the world. Political Liberalism and parliamentary institutions was prosperous. After World War I the world faced economic disasters. In the years following the First World War, a new era of democracy seemed to be unfolding and it was looked promising. The autocratic regimes in Russia, Germany and Austria, were all overthrown and replaced by republics. The seven new states in Europe all had a republican form of government....   [tags: World History] 820 words
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The Influences of Thomas Edison - “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize they were close to success when they gave up”- Thomas Edison. He was one of the best inventors of his time. Thomas Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He was 12 when stopped going to school and started to suffer from deafness. This continued to get worse through his life time. He was a husband twice and a father to six children. His first wife was named Mary Stillwell and later had three children. In 1884 his wife Mary died of typhoid fever....   [tags: Biography]
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Reasons Behind Polish Immigration to the US in 1930s - My analysis began when I came across the table of immigration rates from 1928 to 1944, which I found within the Chicago Daily Tribune from May 17, 1945. It is obvious that the year of 1929 stands out among the following years with a massive rate of Polish immigrants whom migrated to the United States. Even so, in 1930 the number of Polish immigrants increased by a little over fourteen hundred Poles. The year 1930 was the only year in the time period of 1929 to 1944 in which close to five thousand Poles immigrated to the United States....   [tags: Migration, Immigration]
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The Vile Bodies - The postwar England of the twenties and thirties was the setting of Evelyn Waugh’s first satirical novels, among which was the Vile Bodies. Waugh, an author mostly known for his highly satirical fiction, published his novel Vile Bodies in 1930 right in the middle of the time-period between the Great Wars. Because of the historical evens that occupied England at that time, much of British Literature of the late 1920’s and early 1930’s was concerned with the Modernist movement, which was occupied with the idea of individualism of the young generation....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Evelyn Waugh] 2265 words
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