Children of the Great Depression

Hilary Austin and Kathleen Thompson discuss their book Children of the Depression, published by Indiana University Press. The book is a… read more

Hilary Austin and Kathleen Thompson discuss their book Children of the Depression, published by Indiana University Press. The book is a collection of images of children taken by Depression-era Farm Security Administration photographers, including Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Walker Evans, and Marion Post Walcott.

The FSA was a New Deal program designed to assist poor farmers during the Great Depression. In addition to the images, the text is comprised of: recollections of people who grew up during the Depression, observations of social workers, and children’s letters to Eleanor Roosevelt. A question and answer period followed the presentation. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 03, 2002 | 5:56pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 15, 2009 | 9:14am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Mar 03, 2002 | 5:56pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 04, 2002 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 25, 2002 | 3:08am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 14, 2009 | 3:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 14, 2009 | 9:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 15, 2009 | 3:14am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 15, 2009 | 9:14am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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