Studs terkel interviewed dozens of people for his oral history hard times what you get is a very good overall picture of the great depression in america terkel interviewed the rich gangsters southern sharecroppers oakies and arkies the rural poor young and old in the 1930s as well as in the 1960s when he was interviewing people. Hard times an oral history of the great depression original 1970 latest edition 2005 is a telling of the oral history of the great depression written by studs terkel it is a firsthand account of people of varying socio economic status who lived in the united states during the great depression. Hard times is also collection of oral history stories this time dealing with the great depression while there is definitely value in this work i was a bit disappointed while there is definitely value in this work i was a bit disappointed. In 1970 writer studs terkel published hard times an oral history of the great depression which features excerpts from over 100 interviews he conducted with those who lived through the 1930s terkel spoke with all sorts of people old and young rich and poor famous and not so famous liberal and conservative. In this unique re creation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern american history studs terkel recaptures the great depression of the 1930s in all its complexity
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