Compare and contrast the Depression experiences of Mexican- and African-Americans.

 Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of progressivism.

In what ways were mobilization and the war effort a fulfillment of the progressive legacy? In what ways did the war deny the basic tenets of progressivism?

How did popular culture—whether in the form of best-selling novels, games, films, or radio programs—reflect and respond to the ravages of the Great Depression?

Compare and contrast the Depression experiences of Mexican- and African-Americans. In your opinion, which group fared better?

you read several documents written by an oral historian named Studs Terkel.  He interviewed Jim Grayson, Hobart Foote, and Tom Brand.  Though they worked in an earlier era, these workers are like those you will be interviewing because they worked in an industrial setting.  Based upon this reading assignment, what sorts of questions might you ask those you are planning to interview?