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The Great Depression in America

a cultural encyclopedia

by Young, William H.

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  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Encyclopedias,
  • Depressions -- 1929 -- United States -- Encyclopedias,
  • United States -- Civilization -- 1918-1945 -- Encyclopedias,
  • United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century -- Encyclopedias,
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945 -- Encyclopedias,
  • United States -- Biography -- Encyclopedias

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [597]-626) and index

    StatementWilliam H. Young and Nancy K. Young
    GenreEncyclopedias, Biography
    ContributionsYoung, Nancy K., 1940-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE169.1 .Y595 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. (xxviii, 668 p.) :
    Number of Pages668
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17218726M
    ISBN 100313335206, 0313335214, 0313335222
    ISBN 109780313335204, 9780313335211, 9780313335228
    LC Control Number2006100693

    Great Depression - Great Depression - Popular culture: The indifference to politics and to the larger social concerns of the s was reflected as well in the popular culture of the decade. In contrast to the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties, the s emphasized simplicity and thrift. Although styles tended to reflect the glamour of contemporary movies, clothes themselves were mended. In the Great Depression of the s, Americans endured the greatest economic crisis in the nation's history--at its worst, more than a quarter of the work force was unemployed. Like the American Revolution and the Civil War, the Great Depression was one of the defining experiences of the nation. In.

    The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in world history. Learn about the Dust Bowl, New Deal, causes of the Great Depression, a Great Depression timeline more. Still, as the Great Depression entered its sixth year, Roosevelt faced an increasing amount of opposition to his New Deal. Aging, conservative Supreme Court justices, for example, struck down the National Industrial Recovery Act in Schechter v. United States in and the first Agricultural Adjustment Administration in Butler v.

    Get this from a library! The Great Depression in America. [Muriel Dubois;] -- On Octo , the New York Stock market crashed andheralded the onset of the Great Depression. It has been estimatedthat between twelve to fifteen million workers were unemployedby What. The book also examines how regional transformations interacted with and differed from global processes. Taken together, these essays deepen our understanding of the Great Depression as a formative experience in Latin America and provide a timely comparative perspective on the recent global economic crisis. Contributors. Marcelo Bucheli, Carlos.


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