The Great Depression’s Impact on Chicagoland – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer

December 30th, 2020 by

The Elmhurst History Museum invites you to attend a virtual presentation entitled The Great Depression’s Impact on Chicagoland. This free prerecorded talk will be available from Jan. 24 through May 2, 2021. Learn how the Great Depression started and the impact it had on residents of Chicagoland. Dominic A. Pacyga, Ph.D. will deliver the illustrated lecture. At Elmhurst Toyota, we’re always fascinated by our area’s rich history. We hope you’ll have the opportunity to view this free presentation.

The Great DThe Great Depression’s Impact on Chicagolandepression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrial world. It began with the stock market crash of 1929 and lasted until 1939. It reached its lowest point in 1933, leaving 15 million Americans without jobs. Additionally, almost half the country’s banks failed. The Depression led to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the creation of the New Deal. The Great Depression’s Impact on Chicagoland will describe how the Depression affected the Chicago area and explain how residents endured the greatest hardship Americans faced since the Civil War.

The Great Depression’s Impact on Chicagoland is presented by Dominic A. Pacyga, professor emeritus of history at Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of “Slaughterhouse: Chicago’s Union Stock Yard and the World It Made” and “Chicago: A Biography,” “Industrial Chicago: Workers on the South Side, 1880–1922,” both published by the University of Chicago Press. He was awarded the 2014 Mieczyslaw Haiman Award for his contribution to the study of Polish Americans. Pacyga received his Ph.D. in history in 1981 from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Date and Time:
The Great Depression’s Impact on Chicagoland can be viewed online from Jan. 24 through May 2, 2021.

Location:
The Great Depression’s Impact on Chicagoland is a virtual event. Visit www.elmhursthistory.org/320/Programs starting Jan. 24 for a link to the lecture.

Admission:
Free.

For More Information:
Contact 630-833-1457 or email ehmprograms@elmhurst.org.

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