The Great Depression, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615308970
  • ISBN-13: 9781615308972
  • DDC: 330.9
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 136 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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One of the greatest economic crises in history, the Great Depression of the 1930s caused much hardship both in the United States and throughout the world. The economic impact of this difficult period was reflected not only in the job market of the era but in its art, society, and politics as well. Illuminating information allows readers to examine the economic causes and effects of the Great Depression, as well as the federal and global responses to the crisis, and gives an in-depth look at how literature, theater, film, and more began to reflect the new social realities of the time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Economic History of the Great Depression.
2: Recessions, Depressions, and the Business Cycle.
3: Timing and Severity of the Great Depression.
4: Causes of the Decline.
5: Sources of Recovery.
6: Economic Impact.
7: Society and Politics in the Great Depression.
8: Global Concerns.
9: Political Movements and Social Change.
10: Artistic and Cultural Expressions of the Great Depression.
11: The Documentary Impulse.
12: Federal Arts Programs.
13: Theatre.
14: Fiction.
15: Popular Culture.