What do the 1930s mean to you? We invite you to tell us your own stories — whether you lived through the tumultuous decade or learned about it from a relative, a book or a movie. Comment on the decade as a whole, or on any of our 1930s film subjects:
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.