When the 1920s ended with the advent of the Great Depression, much of rural Tennessee had been in a recession since the industrialization that followed the Civil War. This session will examine New Deal programs that directly benefited Tennesseans, how Tennesseans mobilized for World War II, and Tennessean’s direct role in the creation of the atomic bomb.  

Tennessee 101 is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


September 14, 2021


5:30 pm CT

6:30 pm ET