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The Great Depression

America in the 1930s

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The Great Depression by T.H. Watkins
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Description

The most devastating economic crash in modern times ushered in the Great Depression of the 1930s, which turned the lives of ordinary Americans upside down and left an indelible mark on the nation's psyche. In this lively and incisive history, acclaimed journalist and historian T.H. Watkins recounts an epic narrative of human suffering, social turmoil, and a political revolution that transformed the outline of American life and government - from unprecedented federal programs like Social Security and the Civilian Conservation Corps to local grassroots movements whose energies helped forge a new relationship between citizens and their government. Illustrated with more than 150 photographs and documents--many of them published here for the first time--THE GREAT DEPRESSION stands as the essential chronicle of a decade that shaped America's consciousness and character forever, in an age not unlike our own.

Author Biography

T.H. Watkins was a well-known environmental writer and historian before his death in 2000. He was a recipient of the LA Times Book Prize for Biography and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Release date Australia
October 29th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Integrated: 150, int photos
Imprint
Back Bay Books
Pages
384
Dimensions
154x235x24
ISBN-13
9780316080439
Product ID
3721199

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