Alan Brinkley Gives A Congressional Briefing on the Great Depression

Professor Alan Brinkley, Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University, gave a briefing to Members of Congress and their staff in May, 2009.  He spoke on the relevance of the Great Depression to today’s current economic situation, Roosevelt’s actions to stimulate the economy in the 1930s, and the recovery that took place.

This is part of the Congressional Briefings program, where historians provide historical context to current issues.

Watch the Congressional Briefing with Alan Brinkley (which begins 1:05 in).

Great Depression with Alan Brinkley from Miriam Cunningham on Vimeo.

(Please note that this video is approximately 56 minutes long)