Congressional Briefing on the Great Depression

The National History Center is hosting another congressional briefing for the Congress and its staff on “The Great Depression: 
Then and Now” with Professor Alan Brinkley, the Provost and Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University in New York.

The briefing, open to the public, will take place on Thursday, May 21, 2009 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. on the Senate side of the new Capitol Visitor Center, Room 202/203.

Dr. Brinkley will discuss the historical significance of the Great Depression and FDR’s New Deal for today’s situation.

Among his publications are Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression (Knopf, 1982), which won the 1983 National Book Award; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War (Knopf, 1995); and Liberalism and Its Discontents (Harvard, 1998).

Questions and answers will follow the presentation. Light refreshments will also be served.

Please RSVP by May 19, 2009. RSVP to or 202-544-2422 ext 103.