this novel takes place in the 1930's
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This novel is set during the Great Depression of the 1930s. This was a dark time in America. The largest stock market crash in history happened in 1929 . For the decade, America was consumed with massive unemployment and lost fortunes. This sets the stage for itinerant workers like George and Lennie travelling from ranch to ranch looking for work. The 1930's also saw the rise of Hitler and eventually WW2.