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 life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
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.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.