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Regarding technology in the 1930's: Steam-powered or electric train locomotives (very few diesels). Propeller-driven aircraft (no jets yet); dirigibles were also in use. All electronics was driven by vacuum tubes (no transistors yet). Only AM radio (no FM), most radios were pieces of furniture. No TV. Most movies were still in black & white. ...


The following video should give you an overview of the working class experience of the 1930s in the United States, combined with a basic look at the material culture of the era. youtube: US Dept. Labor For an depth accounts, I have to immediately recommend social history. ABC-CLIO publishes a ten volume account of the United States in the 20th century, but ...

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