Then, out of the blue (almost - I was brain-storming on paper), the idea came to compare previous American recessions and depressions with our current recession. It has since been narrowed down to just the Great Depression compared to now, and I may reduce it further to just those events in our state. This is so exciting to me, since I like:
- American History
- The 1920-40's
- How people's actions and reactions affect their communities
- Knowing the history of where I live
I emailed the authors of one of my favorite books, A Patriot's History of the United States, and they sent me a list of resources to check on the topic. Lesson learned - if you'd like to ask question of someone you admire, just do it. They're probably very nice.