William Deverell

About William

William Deverell is a Professor of History at the University of Southern California and the Huntington Library. He is an OAH Distinguished Lecturer. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to him at deverell@usc.edu.

Primary Source: “This Land” by Woody Gutherie   You can follow along with the lyrics here.  Guided Discussion Questions  What do you think the major themes are in this song? What do you think motivated Guthrie to write it? How do you think the Great Depression and our world in the midst of coronavirus are similar?… MORE