The Question and Answer section for To Kill a Mockingbird is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Great Depression was, in large part, a product of the stock market crash of 1929. To kill a Mockingbird reflected the Great Depression era of the 1930's. Country people like the Cunninghams could not afford to grow their crops. Draught also...
To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb, Alabama. The action takes place during the Great Depression.
Chapter Sixteen describes the mood and setting directly before the start of the trial.