R317 Fall 2018 The Roaring Twenties and the Painful Thirties
Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Sept. 18–Nov. 6
Instructor: Pat McGinty
Seldom in American history can two decades be more different from each other. American life in the twenties has been described as carefree and relaxed; that is, until the Great Crash. By contrast, life in the thirties has been described as challenging both economically and politically as the nation dealt with the Great Depression, and the march toward another war. Come join us as we examine these two decades and try to determine exactly what life was like in America during this time.
Patrick McGinty, an OLLI member, is a retired naval officer with an MA and PhD in history from Georgetown University. He has taught various history, political science, and psychology courses in Texas, Maryland, and Virginia. His areas of specialization at the University of Maryland University College were the history of terrorism, the history of violence in America, and the history of substance abuse in America.