Hobos and the Great Depression

During the Great Depression, almost one-quarter of the United States' working population was unemployed. This gave rise to an increasing… read more

During the Great Depression, almost one-quarter of the United States' working population was unemployed. This gave rise to an increasing number of migrant workers, commonly referred to as "hobos."  Jeffrey Urbin, with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, explained the origins of this term and how hobos have been romanticized in popular culture. close

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Hobos and the Great Depression

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Location:
Hyde Park, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 31, 2021 | 1:10pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 08, 2021 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 31, 2021 | 1:10pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 05, 2021 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 06, 2021 | 12:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 06, 2021 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 08, 2021 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 08, 2021 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 08, 2021 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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