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The Great Depression

by Harris, Nathaniel, 1937-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bridgeville Public Library Public Library Children's Non-Fiction JUV 330.9 HAR
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
 
Collection  Public Library Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  JUV 330.9 HAR
 
 
Summary
What was it like to lose all the money you had saved? What was it like to live in a shantytown? What was it like to be a witness to history? Step back in time to the Great Depression. See history through the eyes of those who lived it. Hear how on October 24, 1929, a day called Black Thursday sent Wall Street into disastrous decline. Discover what it was like in Germany when a month's salary couldn't buy more than a cup of coffee. Find out how it felt to have to pile all of your possessions onto a truck and head across the country in search of work.
Contents
How do we know?
The U.S. boom
Wall Street
Post-war Europe
The crash
The Depression begins in the United States
World in crisis
Great Britain in the 1920s
Helping handouts
On the move
The lives of women
Continuing collapse
Tackling the crisis
Great Britain during the Depression
Protest
The New Deal
The Dictators
The Soviet alternative
Great Britain's writers
American arts of the new-deal era
The recovery stalls
Another war
Looking back
and forward.

Additional Information
Series Witness to history (Heinemann Library (Firm))
Subjects Depressions -- 1929.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Europe.
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Economic history -- 1918-1945.
Publisher Chicago, Ill. :Heinemann Library,2003
Language English
Description 56 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54) and index.
ISBN 1403445680 (lib. bdg.)
1403445761 (pbk.)
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