All Americans have made personal scarifies but when we understand the past we can adjust to the future. New Deal programs experimented with a variety of methods for encouraging employment as a means of stimulating economic recovery.
The stories of individual lives make up the stuff of historical investigation, but their use raises important issues and considerations for historians.  As educators we have a responsibility to ensure hope for the future Students will accomplish these objectives:
To read and analyze oral interviews for specific content
To describe and summarize the content of individual texts for the benefit of other students
To understand that the process of selecting and synthesizing primary documents inevitably involves individual point of view and bias.

First-hand accounts of slavery and Life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries provides interesting insight into every day life.

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