The Great Depression

Author: Robert S. McElvaine
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307774449
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One of the classic studies of the Great Depression, featuring a new introduction by the author with insights into the economic crises of 1929 and today. In the twenty-five years since its publication, critics and scholars have praised historian Robert McElvaine’s sweeping and authoritative history of the Great Depression as one of the best and most readable studies of the era. Combining clear-eyed insight into the machinations of politicians and economists who struggled to revive the battered economy, personal stories from the average people who were hardest hit by an economic crisis beyond their control, and an evocative depiction of the popular culture of the decade, McElvaine paints an epic picture of an America brought to its knees—but also brought together by people’s widely shared plight. In a new introduction, McElvaine draws striking parallels between the roots of the Great Depression and the economic meltdown that followed in the wake of the credit crisis of 2008. He also examines the resurgence of anti-regulation free market ideology, beginning in the Reagan era, and argues that some economists and politicians revised history and ignored the lessons of the Depression era. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Growing Up In The Great Depression 1929 To 1941

Author: Amy Ruth Allen
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822580249
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Confronted with starvation, lack of education, and homelessness, children of the Great Depression, like sixteen-year-old Clarence Lee, whose father asked him to leave home because he could no longer afford to support him, grew up quickly. Many weren't able to attend school. Instead, millions of American children worked alongside their parents, trying to make ends meet. In spite of these challenges, they grew up with courage, a sense of responsibility, and the knowledge that hope can make a difference.

The Great Depression And The Culture Of Abundance

Author: Rita Barnard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521450348
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Examines the response of American leftist writers from the 1930s to the rise of mass culture, and to the continued propagation of the values of consumerism during the Depression. It traces in the work of Kenneth Fearing and Nathaniel West certain theoretical positions associated with the Frankfurt school (especially Walter Benjamin) and with contemporary theorists of postmodernism.

Great Depression

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Download offers information on the Great Depression of the 1930s in the United States, taken from "The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition." This crisis was aided by the U.S. stock market crash of 1929. During 1932 and 1933, there were 16 million unemployed. The gross national product declined from the 1929 figure of $103,828,000,000 to $55,760,000,000 in 1933.

The Homeless Transient In The Great Depression

Author: Joan M. Crouse
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887063114
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Years before the Dust Bowl exodus raised America's conscience to the plight of its migratory citzenry, an estimated one to two million homeless, unemployed Americans were traversing the country, searching for permanent community. Often mistaken for bums, tramps, hoboes or migratory laborers, these transients were a new breed of educated, highly employable men and women uprooted from their middle- and working-class homes by an unprecedented economic crisis. The Homeless Transient in the Great Depression investigates this population and the problems they faced in an America caught between a poor law past and a social welfare future. The story of the transient is told from the perspective of the federal, state, and local governments, and from the viewpoint of the social worker, the community, and the transient. In narrowing the focus of the study from the national to the state level, Joan Crouse offers a close and sensitive examination of each. The choice of New York as a focal point provides an important balance to previous literature on migrancy by shifting attention from the Southwest to the Northeast and from a preoccupation with rejection on the federal level to the concerted effort of the state to deal with the non-resident poor in a humane yet fiscally responsible manner.

Historical Dictionary Of The Great Depression 1929 1940

Author: James Stuart Olson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306181
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Today when most Americans think of the Great Depression, they imagine desperate men standing in bread lines, bootleggers hustling illegal booze to secrecy-shrouded speakeasies, FDR smiling, or Judy Garland skipping along the yellow brick road. Hard times have become an abstraction; but this was the era when the federal government became a major player in the national economy and Americans bestowed the responsibility for maintaining full employment and stable prices on Congress and the White House, making the Depression years a major watershed in U.S. history. In more than 500 essays, this ready reference brings those hard times to life, covering diplomacy, popular culture, intellectual life, economic problems, public policy issues, and prominent individuals of the era.

The A To Z From The Great War To The Great Depression

Author: Neil A. Wynn
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810863309
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This volume examines significant individuals and developments in American political, economic, social, and cultural history between the years 1913 and 1933. It was a time of momentous change including involvement in World War I, the Red Scare, the Jazz Age, the Crash of 1929, and the onset of the Great Depression. It covers the presidencies of Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover and the shift from reformism to conservatism. Prohibition and gangsterism symbolized the apparent failure of politics. The A to Z from the Great War to the Great Depression covers this important period in American history with a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on everything from automobiles, chemicals, and electrical goods, to mass entertainment and the rise of Hollywood, radio, and sport.

The Great Depression In United States History

Author: David K. Fremon
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 076606087X
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Describes the causes of the Great Depression and how it affected Americans in every class level, and details such governmental programs as the New Deal that lowered unemployment and gave hope to the nation.