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Should I capitalize "the great depression"?

Asked by rosedog (225points) July 17th, 2007

For example, wages were rigid during the great depression. Or, wages were rigid during The Great Depression.

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rosedog's avatar

Thanks for the responses, but can anyone give me a definitive answer? My sense is that it should be capitalized as well, but I'm not sure if the responses are definitive or just gut feelings. Thanks.

extolsmith's avatar

Eras are capitalized, but not "the" which defines them singularly.

MarkHeftler's avatar

Everywhere I've seen it, it's been capitalized. For example, this website:

andrew's avatar

So the answer would be "the Great Depression".

gooch's avatar

it is The Great Depression

erikaVT's avatar

I am surprised at the wrong answers, flutherites.

…the Great Depression

The only time “the” should be capitalized is if the phrase is at the beginning of the sentence.

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