What Was the Great Depression?

What Was the Great Depression?

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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."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2015
ISBN: 9780448484273
Branch Call Number: J973.916 PASC
Characteristics: 108 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: What was the Great Depression?
Time to have fun
The bubble bursts
The banks fail
Hoovervilles and hobos
Losing the farm
Roosevelt to the rescue
Big changes: the dust bowl
More big changes: war!
The power of the president
Additional Contributors: Putra, Dede (Illustrator),- Illustrator


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