Bringing History Alive: 1936 Discussion Resources
Wednesday, May 27 @ 3:00pm on Zoom
2020 will undoubtedly be a year remembered in history, and we are just in spring. There have been many monumental years that have shaped our political, social, and aesthetic choices. One such year was 1936. Join us for a lively discussion Zoom discussion!
Imagine America in depression, Europe on the verge of War, Jesse Owens and Olympics held in Germany, Spain engaged in a brutal civil war, democracies tested by fascism and communism, Hoover Dam, Beryl Markham’s transatlantic flight, the arts flourishing with jazz and swing music, Langston Hughes, Georgia O’Keefe and more. Although we turn the clock back 84 years we will make connections to our current pandemic challenge and such pressing issues as human rights; distribution of income; race and gender imbalance, political fanaticism; and environmental anesthesia. We will examine the many stories and perspectives of 1936 through political, social, scientific, and aesthetic lens.
All are welcome to participate and bring perspectives, insights, and questions!
Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library and the Charlotte Senior Center.
Thank you for signing up for our Bringing History Alive 1936. Below you will find a variety of resources to (re)familiarize yourself on events from 1936. Please read as many as you can-ideally all. If there is a topic or source (with reasonable length) that you feel is missing and would like to include please contact Jonathan Silverman. See you on the 27th!
Spanish Civil War
Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World it Made by Richard Rhodes
1936 Olympics and the Struggle for Influence (C-Span video)
The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl, Its Causes, Impact, With a Timeline and Map By Kimberly Amadeo
Father Charles Coughlin:
Between the Wars: The Radio Priest (article)
Edward VIII Adbicates
Beryl Markham: Transatlantic Flight
The Battle of Cable Street
Cable Street: ‘Solidarity stopped Mosley’s fascists’
By Kurt Barling for BBC News (article)
They shall not pass: Fighting fascism in 1930s Britain By Tim Wheeler for People’s World (article)
First surrealist art exhibition in England – archive, 1936
By Eric Newton for The Guardian (article)
Epidemiology and Health Care Reform: The National Health Survey of 1935-1936
By George Weisz,PhD
The Trouble I’ve Seen by Martha Gellhorn Available in ebook format to download with your library card