Objects & Places from Hard Times; an Oral History of the Great Depression

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Works Progress Administration - This government organization created large building projects to create work.

National Recovery Administration - This government organization allowed larger governmental regulation of the economy until the Supreme Court determined the it was unconstitutional.

The Bonus March - This movement was removed from Washington, DC by soldiers with tear gas, bludgeons, and bayonets.

The Wagner Act - This legislation ensured the ability of workers to unionize by restraining employer ability to fire, intimidate, or persecute employees for union involvement.

American Federation of Labor - This was the dominant national workers' organization before the Depression.

Congress of Industrial Organizations - This organization was formed as a more radical alternative to the compromised AFL.

The Wobblies - This movement was often accused of being Communists, though it had no affiliation with the American Communist Party.

Hoovervilles - These were large shanty-towns of itinerants that cropped up...

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