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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)

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 info@nationalhistorycenter.org or 202-544-2422 ext 103.