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Children Of The Great Depression

Author : Russell Freedman
ISBN : 0618446303
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Great Depression

Author : Pierre Berton
ISBN : 9780385658430
Genre : History
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Over 1.5 million Canadians were on relief, one in five was a public dependant, and 70,000 young men travelled like hoboes. Ordinary citizens were rioting in the streets, but their demonstrations met with indifference, and dissidents were jailed. Canada emerged from the Great Depression a different nation. The most searing decade in Canada's history began with the stock market crash of 1929 and ended with the Second World War. With formidable story-telling powers, Berton reconstructs its engrossing events vividly: the Regina Riot, the Great Birth Control Trial, the black blizzards of the dust bowl and the rise of Social Credit. The extraordinary cast of characters includes Prime Minister Mackenzie King, who praised Hitler and Mussolini but thought Winston Churchill "one of the most dangerous men I have ever known"; Maurice Duplessis, who padlocked the homes of private citizens for their political opinions; and Tim Buck, the Communist leader who narrowly escaped murder in Kingston Penitentiary. In this #1 best-selling book, Berton proves that Canada's political leaders failed to take the bold steps necessary to deal with the mass unemployment, drought and despair. A child of the era, he writes passionately of people starving in the midst of plenty.
Category: History

Born And Bred In The Great Depression

Author : Jonah Winter
ISBN : 9780375983856
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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East Texas, the 1930s—the Great Depression. Award-winning author Jonah Winter's father grew up with seven siblings in a tiny house on the edge of town. In this picture book, Winter shares his family history in a lyrical text that is clear, honest, and utterly accessible to young readers, accompanied by Kimberly Bulcken Root's rich, gorgeous illustrations. Here is a celebration of family and of making do with what you have—a wonderful classroom book that's also perfect for children and parents to share.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Great Depression

Author : Robert S. McElvaine
ISBN : 9780307774446
Genre : History
File Size : 85.47 MB
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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.
Category: History

The Great Depression

Author : Benjamin Roth
ISBN : 9781586487997
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Collects the economic observations of a young lawyer, beginning in June 1931 with his reflections on the last two years of economic collapse and ending with the "profitless prosperity" of 1941.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Peddling Protectionism

Author : Douglas A. Irwin
ISBN : 9781400888429
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with--and sometimes blamed for--the onset of the Great Depression, the collapse of world trade, and the global spread of protectionism in the 1930s. Even today, the ghosts of congressmen Reed Smoot and Willis Hawley haunt anyone arguing for higher trade barriers; almost single-handedly, they made protectionism an insult rather than a compliment. In Peddling Protectionism, Douglas Irwin provides the first comprehensive history of the causes and effects of this notorious measure, explaining why it largely deserves its reputation for combining bad politics and bad economics and harming the U.S. and world economies during the Depression. In four brief, clear chapters, Irwin presents an authoritative account of the politics behind Smoot-Hawley, its economic consequences, the foreign reaction it provoked, and its aftermath and legacy. Starting as a Republican ploy to win the farm vote in the 1928 election by increasing duties on agricultural imports, the tariff quickly grew into a logrolling, pork barrel free-for-all in which duties were increased all around, regardless of the interests of consumers and exporters. After Herbert Hoover signed the bill, U.S. imports fell sharply and other countries retaliated by increasing tariffs on American goods, leading U.S. exports to shrivel as well. While Smoot-Hawley was hardly responsible for the Great Depression, Irwin argues, it contributed to a decline in world trade and provoked discrimination against U.S. exports that lasted decades. Featuring a new preface by the author, Peddling Protectionism tells a fascinating story filled with valuable lessons for trade policy today.
Category: Business & Economics

Finding Daddy

Author : Jo Harper
ISBN : 1890515310
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Worried he will become a burden to his family, Bonnie's out-of-work father leaves home, but Bonnie sets out with her dog to find him and bring him home and, in the process, learns that she and her father can make money through music.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Middle Class In The Great Depression

Author : Jennifer Haytock
ISBN : 9781137347206
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In contrast to most studies of literature from the Great Depression which focus on representations of poverty, labor, and radicalism, this project analyzes popular representations of middle class life.
Category: Literary Criticism

Hall Of Mirrors

Author : Barry Eichengreen
ISBN : 9780190621070
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"A brilliantly conceived dual-track account of the two greatest economic crises of the last century and their consequences"--
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Music Of The Great Depression

Author : William H. Young
ISBN : 0313332304
Genre : Music
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Presents a history of music during the time of economic hardship in the 1920s and 1930s, discussing the rise of radio, the influence of Duke Ellington and swing music, the golden age of the Broadway musical, and the popularity of country and western music.
Category: Music