FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Boom and Bust
 A Historical Look at the 1920s and 1930s
Continuing his chronological walk through great historical eras, Dr. Borucki will take us through some of the notable aspects of the 1920s and 1930s, decades known for their extremes of prosperity and hardship and for the immense changes in popular and political culture that came with them. Radio, movies, court cases and political leaders – especially a New Yorker by the name of Franklin Delano Roosevelt – left an indelible mark on the age and on the nation. As we look at video clips and some primary documents and listen to some audio, we shall see that our laws, our economy, our thoughts about leisure and our racial relations have never been the same.

Four Lectures
  1. The Age of Ballyhoo — With the emergence of commercial radio and the growth of motion pictures, certain media figures became larger than life for their exploits on the athletic fields, in the air and on the “silver screen.”
  2. Cases of the Century — Along with the growth of media culture, certain court cases of the 1920s and 1930s became celebrated throughout the land. Some of them had great political and social importance.
  3. What Caused the Crisis? — We think of the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 as the beginning of the Great Depression, but was it really? Was it a symptom and not a cause?
  4. The New Deal: A Blessing or a Curse? — Franklin Delano Roosevelt as president reassured the country when “the only thing we had to fear [was] fear itself.” But did the New Deal help everyone?
Course # W4M1 — Four Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Mondays — Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 3, 10; NO CLASS ON JAN. 20
  Time:9:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
  Fee:$34 / member; $54 / non-member