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The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression

Originally created for Professor Landrum's "AMH4230: The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression" class. A library research guide covering 1920s & 1930s American life and affairs.

Subject Headings

Searching the catalog with the right subject heading can save time by making your search more efficient and accurate. Subject headings are controlled by the Library of Congress and applied by the library. Below are a few examples that might help in a search.

  • Nineteen twenties
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Depressions -- 1929
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
  • United States -- History -- 1919-1933
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 1919-1933
  • New Deal -- 1933-1939

A search here might take you to other search terms that might be interesting. For example, look at this search for Harlem.


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Reference Resources