Reporting the Plight of Depression Families” Martha Gellhorn
For the purposes of Essay II, please complete Chapter 21 D, the assigned Chap 22 reading and the assigned documents on The Great Depression.
First, based on the articles “Reporting the Plight of Depression Families” Martha Gellhorn, (Field Report to Harry Hopkins, 1934)_ “Labor Organizer Describes Latino Plight in America” (Luisa Moreno, Caravans of Sorrow, 1940) p. 625-628, describe what the Great Depression was like for working class Americans.
Then, in the second part of your essay, based on 22-2: “President Inspires Depressed Nation with Promise of Action” (Franklin D. Roosevelt, Inaugural Address (1933), explain how Roosevelt tried to use his speech to address the needs of Americans. Describe in detail two specific policies that he that he promoted as a means of addressing their concerns. (See Chapter 22, especially “Early Responses to the Great Depression”).