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The Great Depression in NYC with Suzanne Wasserman

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Suzanne Wasserman, director of the Gotham Center for New York City History, joins Jane to talk about New York City during the Great Depression of the 1930s. How did the Great Depression affect your NYC ancestors? What has the 1940 U.S. Census told us about their lives?  Suzanne is an historian and award-winning filmaker. She has a Ph.D. in American history from New York University.

Find the Gotham Center at www.GothamCenter.org.

Depression Era photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff.

 

 

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