Mini Research

The Great Depression, John Steinbeck and Of Mice and Men

The Great Depression

The Great Depression was a time during the 1930 when the economic bubble burst and the stock market crashed. Everyone lost their money because banks closed and people were panicking. Millions of Americans were homeless and jobless.

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. His family migrated from a the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to California. He dropped out of college to become a writer. He wrote Of Mice and Men about his experience with living in the Great Depression. He wrote about economic problems of rural farming and family life from a farmer's point of view.

Of Mice and Men

This book was written by John Steinbeck. It is a story about two men, George Milton and Lennie Smal. It tells about their struggles as displaced migrant workers, who move around looking for work. The story takes place during the Great Depression in California. This book us written on the experience that Steinbeck had with actually living during the Great Depression in a family of farmers.

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