Montana from 1930 to 1960 was a very interesting time. The state had already been suffering economic depression for ten years when the Great Depression hit the nation. Montana suffered just as much as the rest of the country, but it was also rescued by the federal New Deal programs.
You’ll hear about that in this fifth volume of the state’s history, but you’ll read about a whole lot more as well. There’s farming in the dust, cattle grazing on the creeks, and the ups and downs of organized labor. Learn about flight, the start of radio, and the rise of Big Oil and the CIA. World War II is discussed in detail, as are the state’s and the nation’s politics.
A lot happened in Montana during these years, just like a lot happened in the country. The interstate highway system was built, the international banks rose to prominence, and the Indians’ lands were stolen once again.
Montana’s history in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s is rich, colorful and full of life. Discover what happened, and how it continues to shape our lives today.