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:
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.