The Great Depression

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The event that defined the 1930s in the United States came before it started. On October 29, "Black Tuesday," stock-market investors lost more than $30 billion in the Great Crash. The ten-year Great Depression that followed was not the product of a single day or week. Nonetheless, it came as a shock to the American people and to the man they looked to for relief: President Herbert Hoover.

Soon, as banks failed, mortgages were foreclosed, and unemployment soared, bread lines formed throughout the country in grim testimony to the state of the economy. The policies of Hoover and then Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal started a long road to relief, recovery, and reform.

Here, from the respected historian Edmund O. Stillman, are the stories of The Great Depression, the 1930s, and an American people defined by their resilience in the face of debilitating despair.
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Edmund O. Stillman was a widely respected author and historian. His books include The Roaring Twenties and The Politics of Hysteria.

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New Word City
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Published on
Sep 3, 2015
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Pages
199
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ISBN
9781612309033
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / World War I
History / Modern / 20th Century
History / Social History
History / United States / 20th Century
History / United States / General
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