The Great Depression: A Diary

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$26.28
UPC:
9781586489014
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
PublicAffairs; Reprint edition (August 31, 2010)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
288
Shipping Weight:
1.1 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
ISBN-10:
1586489011
ISBN-13:
978-1586489014
Author:
Benjamin Roth,James Ledbetter,Daniel B. Roth

Product Overview

When the stock market crashed in 1929, Benjamin Roth was a young lawyer in Youngstown, Ohio. After he began to grasp the magnitude of what had happened to American economic life, he decided to set down his impressions in his diary.This collection of those entries reveals another side of the Great Depressionone lived through by ordinary, middle-class Americans, who on a daily basis grappled with a swiftly changing economy coupled with anxiety about the unknown future. Roth's depiction of life in time of widespread foreclosures, a schizophrenic stock market, political unrest and mass unemployment seem to speak directly to readers today.

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