Archive - Aug 3, 2009

1919

For the past three years, I have been the guest lecturer for a history continuing education course for social studies teachers in Thief River Falls. This year, I will merely be serving as the grader of the papers. But I attended a lecture this morning by Dr. Timothy Kazim of Georgetown University on the year 1919, which he argues is one of the big years in history.

World War I was over. There was a brief depression. Inflation took off. Unemployment reached twenty percent.