1. The Great Depression and the New Deal

Primary Source 
Roosevelt, Franklin. “First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933.” The American Presidency Project. » Read
Roosevelt, Franklin. “Fireside Chat on Banking, March 12, 1933.” The American Presidency Project. » Read
Secondary Source
Romer, Christina D. “What Ended the Great Depression?” The Journal of Economic History 52, no. 4 (December 1, 1992): 757–84. » Read

2. The Nation Confronts the Great Depression

Primary Source 
Steinbeck, John. [Chapter 2]. In Harvest Gypsies: On the Road to the Grapes of Wrath, 26–31. Berkeley: Heyday Books, 1988.  » Read
Secondary Source 
Bird, Caroline. “Nation Confronts the Great Depression.” In Social Fabric, edited by Thomas L. Hartshorne, 10th ed., II: American Life from the Civil War to the Present:189–99. New York: Pearson Longman, 2006. » Read

3. John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath in Oklahoma

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“Guymon Prepares to Shame ’Grapes.” The Daily Oklahoman, March 17, 1940.  » Read
Secondary Source 
Shockley, Martin Staples. “The Reception of the Grapes of Wrath in Oklahoma.” American Literature 15, no. 4 (January 1, 1944): 351–61. » Read

4. The Dust Bowl

Primary Source
Dust Bowl Photographs. Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information – Black and White Negatives. Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsa/.
Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange, 1936 » View
Dust Bowl Refugee from Chickasaw County, Oklahoma by Dorothea Lange, 1934 » View
One of the Pioneer Women of the Oklahoma Panhandle by Arthur Rothstein, 1936 » View
Dust Bowl Farmer Raising Fence, Cimarron County, OK by Rothstein, 1936 » View
Abandoned Farm, Dust Bowl OK by Rothstein, 1936 » View
Squatters along Highway near Bakersfield by Lange, 1935 » View
Oklahoma Dust Bowl Refugees, San Fernando, CA by Lange, 1935 » View
Home of Dust Bowl Refugee, Imperial Valley by Lange, 1937 » View
Farmer and Sons Walking in the Face of a Dust Storm, Cimarron County by Rothstein, 1936 » View
Secondary Source 
Worster, Donald. “Hard Times in the Panhandle.” In Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s, 25th anniversary ed., 138. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.  » Read