3 Answered Questions for the topic 1930s

Was being in the KKK politically/socially acceptable in early 1900's American South?

This question was inspired by the movie _O Brother Where Art Thou_, set in Mississippi in 1937. While the events are clearly fictional, the film draws a lot of historical inspiration from real... more

How were blacks excluded from juries in the US southern states in the 1930s?

As I am in the process of re-reading Harper Lee's *To Kill a Mocking Bird*, I did a bit of elementary research on the subject of jury selection in Alabama. I discovered that in the *Scottsboro... more

Gold Confiscation Act of 1933?

On March 9, 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) called Congress in for an emergency session, which would result in the speedy passing of the **Gold Confiscation Act**. According to FDR's Executive... more

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