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“Provides appealing and engaging support for American history students trying to make sense of the Great Depression . . . glossary, vocabulary exercises, key questions, and suggestions for games, projects, and experiments, helps make this a useful research tool and teaching resource.”
Chris Brick, Editor and Principal Investigator, Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
“This new volume illuminates not just the economic crisis that the Great Depression unleashed, but the range of human responses that rose to confront it, and the fascinating politics, culture, and society that took shape as a result.”
Ronald Edsforth, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Dartmouth College
“This book presents a fine overview of America's economic, political, social, and cultural history, 1929-1941. While it rightly defines these years as a time of widespread insecurity and poverty, the book also presents the stories of political leaders, businesses, and working people whose creative responses to the Great Depression made America a stronger, more prosperous, and more democratic society in the long run.”
Detailed Book Description
In The Great Depression: Experience the 1930s from the Dust Bowl to the New Deal, readers ages 12 to 15 compare and contrast the America of today with an America that saw extreme unemployment, food riots, the Dust Bowl, the invention of the analog computer, and the first splitting of the atom.
- The 1930s was a pivotal time in American history and has had lasting consequences on the consciousness of an entire generation of Americans.
- Investigating previous events in the country's history can help students understand the causes and effects of the most recent recession.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Turbulent Time
Boom to Bust
Not a Job in Sight
A New Deal
A Dusty Disaster
Quintuplets, Gangsters, and Monopoly
Inventing the World of Tomorrow
War and Recovery