What Was The Great Depression

Author: Janet Pascal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039954013X
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On October 29, 1929, life in the United States took a turn for the worst. The stock market – the system that controls money in America – plunged to a record low. But this event was only the beginning of many bad years to come. By the early 1930s, one out of three people was not working. People lost their jobs, their houses, or both and ended up in shantytowns called “Hoovervilles” named for the president at the time of the crash. By 1933, many banks had gone under. Though the U.S. has seen other times of struggle, the Great Depression remains one of the hardest and most widespread tragedies in American history. Now it is represented clearly and with 80 illustrations in our What Was…? series.

Essays On The Great Depression

Author: Ben Bernanke
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691016986
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These essays explore the Great Depression from the point of view of a scholar whose specialty is macroeconomics. His key assertion is that the Depression is informative about the current economy because it was enormous and it affected most of the world's countries.

The Myth Of The Great Depression

Author: David J. Potts
Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Limited
ISBN:
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Historian, David Potts has discovered that the myth of the Great Depression, as a time of great suffering, is often untrue or exaggerated. This book could dramatically overturn how we recollect the Great Depression.

Lessons From The Great Depression

Author: Peter Temin
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262261197
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Do events of the 1930s carry a message for the 1990s? Lessons from the Great Depression provides an integrated view of the depression, covering the experience in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States. It describes the causes of the depression, why it was so widespread and prolonged, and what brought about eventual recovery.Peter Temin also finds parallels in recent history, in the relentless deflationary course followed by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and the British government in the early 1980s, and in the dogged adherence by the Reagan administration to policies generated by a discredited economic theory -- supply-side economics.

The Great Depression

Author: R. G. Grant
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781590186060
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Discusses the causes, events, and aftermath of the Great Depression.

Golden Fetters

Author: Barry J. Eichengreen
Publisher: NBER Series on Long-term Factors in Economic Development
ISBN: 9780195101133
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This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of the 1930s. It explores the connections between the gold standard--the framework regulating international monetary affairs until 1931--and the Great Depression that broke out in 1929. Eichengreen shows how economic policies, in conjunction with the imbalances created by World War I, gave rise to the global crisis of the 1930s. He demonstrates that the gold standard fundamentally constrained the economic policies that were pursued and that it was largely responsible for creating the unstable economic environment on which those policies acted. The book also provides a valuable perspective on the economic policies of the post-World War II period and their consequences.

The American People In The Great Depression

Author: David M. Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199840067
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On October 24, 1929, America met the greatest economic devastation it had ever known. In this first installment of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom from Fear, Kennedy tells how America endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of that unprecedented calamity. Kennedy vividly demonstrates that the economic crisis of the 1930s was more than a reaction to the excesses of the 1920s. For more than a century before the Crash, America's unbridled industrial revolution had gyrated through repeated boom and bust cycles, consuming capital and inflicting misery on city and countryside alike. Nor was the alleged prosperity of the 1920s as uniformly shared as legend portrays. Countless Americans eked out threadbare lives on the margins of national life. Roosevelt's New Deal wrenched opportunity from the trauma of the 1930s and created a lasting legacy of economic and social reform, but it was afflicted with shortcomings and contradictions as well. With an even hand Kennedy details the New Deal's problems and defeats, as well as its achievements. He also sheds fresh light on its incandescent but enigmatic author, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Marshalling unforgettable narratives that feature prominent leaders as well as lesser-known citizens, The American People in the Great Depression tells the story of a resilient nation finding courage in an unrelenting storm.

Children Of The Great Depression

Author: Russell Freedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618446308
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Through memoirs, diaries, letters, and other firsthand accounts, illuminates the lives of the American children affected by the economic and social changes of the Great Depression, including middle-class urban youth, migrant farm laborers, boxcar kids, and others.

Anneville

Author: Thomas G. Robinson
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781452058719
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Anneville is the true story of a prosperous, middle class family who were suddenly plunged into abject poverty by the stock market crash of 1929 and the ensuing economic catastrophe. The father, overwhelmed by despair abandons his wife and seven children to fend for themselves. "Thos" Robinson, who was not quite five years old when The Great Depression struck, provides us with an eye witness account of his family’s struggle for physical, psychological, and spiritual survival. Robinson tells his inspirational tale with a minimum of self pity, sentiment and nostalgia; and a surprising amount of beauty, and a happy helping of comic relief. The memoir covers the years 1931–1936. Robinson says that these years were the most important and formative of his life. He says, “It was as though I was tempered and hammered into steel on the anvil of Anneville.” (Anneville is a pseudonym that he uses in deference to those townspeople who might be offended by the stern picture he draws of the actual town where he spent his boyhood.) Thos is the narrator of this book, but it is his siblings and his mother who are the kind of fascinating, loveable, and unique characters who compel readers to keep turning the pages of a good book like Anneville.

The Great Depression And New Deal

Author: Eric Rauchway
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195326342
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The Great Depression forced the United States to adopt policies at odds with its political traditions. This title looks at the background to the Depression, its social impact, and at the various governmental attempts to deal with the crisis.