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Module 24

Canada in the 1930s: Surviving Canada’s Great Depression

P. E. Bryden

The economic collapse of the 1930s affected Canadians across the country. This module uses oral history, quantitative data and images to explore the different ways in which people reacted to the Depression, and the various strategies they adopted for weathering the crisis.

Primary sources:

  1. Interviews: Barry Broadfoot. Ten Lost Years 1929-1939: Memories of Canadians who Survived the Depression (published 1975)
  2. Photograph: On to Ottawa Trek (1935)
  3. Cartoon: ‘A Martimer Speaks His Mind’ (1933)
  4. Cartoon: ‘Relief Camps’ (1935)

Secondary sources:

  1. Lara Campbell. ‘A Barren Cupboard at Home: Ontario Families Confront the Premiers during the Great Depression’ from Ontario Since Confederation: A Reader (2000)
  2. Denyse Baillargeon. Making Do: Women, Family, and Home in Montreal during the Great Depression (1999)
  3. Maps and graphs: The Impact of the Great Depression on People, from Donald Kerr, Deryck W. Holdsworth, and Geoffrey J. Matthews (eds.), Historical Atlas of Canada, Volume III (1990)

Introduction

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