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Miller/Reeves Lecture Series


February 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm


On Zoom:


After a brief hiatus, the Honorary Kent Miller and Quinton Reeves Lecture Series, sponsored by the social science department, is resuming.

This month, history professor Tom Wells will present the talk "The Great Depression: Why Did it Happen?"

One of the most influential events of the early half of the twentieth century in the United States and ultimately around the world was the devastating stock market crash of 1929 and the subsequent Great Depression.  In this discussion, Professor Tom Wells will be discussing the role of the stock market crash upon the onset of the Depression as well as chronic disequilibria in agriculture, manufacturing, and banking as contributing factors.