What Was the Great Depression?

What Was the Great Depression?

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Penguin Putnam
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.

Baker & Taylor
Introduces the Great Depression, including its causes, how it affected the people of the United States, and what governmental measures were taken to try to alleviate the economic crisis.

Baker
& Taylor

A series presented in the same format and designed for the same audience as the phenomenally successful Who Was...? series offers compelling, easy-to-read accounts of historical events that changed our world and includes 16 pages of photos and reproductions as well as illustrations. Simultaneous eBook.

Publisher: New York :, Grosset & Dunlap, An Imprint of Penguin Random House,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780448484273
Characteristics: 108 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Putra, Dede (Illustrator),- Illustrator

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