The Great Depression

Author: Benjamin Roth
Publisher: Public Affairs
ISBN: 9781586487997
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Collects the economic observations of a young lawyer, beginning in June 1931 with his reflections on the last two years of economic collapse and ending with the "profitless prosperity" of 1941.

The Great Depression A Diary

Author: Benjamin Roth
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781586488376
Release Date: 2009-07-22
Genre: History

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 Depression—one 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.

The Great Depression A Diary

Author: Benjamin Roth
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781586488376
Release Date: 2009-07-22
Genre: History

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 Depression—one 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.

Not a Nickel to Spare

Author: Perry Nodelman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0439961300
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Antisemitism

Coping with being poor during the Depression is hard enough, but Sally also has to contend with anti-Jewish sentiment when she ventures outside her familiar neighbourhood near Toronto's Kensington Market. Her cousin Benny is always getting into scrapes or dragging Sally into his hare-brained schemes. But it's also Benny who tries to open Sally's eyes to the wider world, telling her about Hitler's rise in Europe and urging her to stand up for herself when she comes across anti-Semitism. A historical note gives readers the background of the Depression, which hit Canada harder than most other countries. It also describes the way Jews were treated in Canada. Today's readers might be surprised to know that there were people in Toronto who prided themselves on being part of The Swastika Club. A map, photographs and documents provide a visual context for the story.

Christmas After All

Author: Kathryn Lasky
Publisher: Scholastic Press
ISBN: 0545381770
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In her fictionalized journal, eleven-year-old Minnie Swift recounts how her family dealt with the difficult times during the Depression and how an orphan from Texas changed their lives in Indianapolis just before Christmas 1932.

Children of the Great Depression

Author: Russell Freedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618446303
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Through memoirs, diaries, letters, and other firsthand accounts, illuminates the lives of the American children affected by the economic and social changes of the Great Depression, including middle-class urban youth, migrant farm laborers, boxcar kids, and others.

Rose s Journal

Author: Marissa Moss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152024239
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Rose keeps a journal of her family's difficult times on their farm during the days of the Dust Bowl in 1935.

Dear America Christmas After All

Author: Kathryn Lasky
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545469654
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's CHRISTMAS AFTER ALL is back in print with a gorgeous new package! To twelve-year-old Minnie Swift, Christmas is not going to be the time of bounty she's used to. It is 1932 -- the middle of the Great Depression -- and jobs are scarce and Papa seems more worried each day. But when their orphaned cousin comes to live with them, the Swifts are quick to rearrange the beds and make room for her. Minnie, thrilled to have another youngster in the home, is resolved to make this Christmas memorable in spite of the hard times. Through her diary entries, Minnie captures the darkness of the Great Depression, the optimism of a small Midwestern family, the fortitude of the American spirit, and the magic of Christmas.

Land of Amber Waters

Author: Doug Hoverson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9781452913377
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Cooking

A visual history of MInnesota beers and breweries traces the evolution of the state's beer industry, from the 1849 construction of the first brewery to the growth of small-town enterprises that gave way to large companies of regional and national prominence, offering a comprehensive list of Minnesota breweries as well as more than three hundred illustrations of beer and breweriana.

Essays on the Great Depression

Author: Ben S. Bernanke
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400820276
Release Date: 2009-01-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Few periods in history compare to the Great Depression. Stock market crashes, bread lines, bank runs, and wild currency speculation were worldwide phenomena--all occurring with war looming in the background. This period has provided economists with a marvelous laboratory for studying the links between economic policies and institutions and economic performance. Here, Ben Bernanke has gathered together his essays on why the Great Depression was so devastating. This broad view shows us that while the Great Depression was an unparalleled disaster, some economies pulled up faster than others, and some made an opportunity out of it. By comparing and contrasting the economic strategies and statistics of the world's nations as they struggled to survive economically, the fundamental lessons of macroeconomics stand out in bold relief against a background of immense human suffering. The essays in this volume present a uniquely coherent view of the economic causes and worldwide propagation of the depression.

Dust Bowl Diary

Author: Ann Marie Low
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803279132
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author recounts her experiences growing up in North Dakota from 1928 to 1937 the years of the Dust bowl and Depression

Dear Canada Not a Nickel to Spare

Author: Perry Nodelman
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 9781443124034
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Coping with being poor during the Depression is hard enough, but Sally also has to contend with anti-Jewish sentiment when she ventures outside her familiar neighbourhood near Toronto's Kensington Market. Her cousin Benny is always getting into scrapes or dragging Sally into his hare-brained schemes. But it's also Benny who tries to open Sally's eyes to the wider world, telling her about Hitler's rise in Europe and urging her to stand up for herself when she comes across anti-Semitism. A historical note gives readers the background of the Depression, which hit Canada harder than most other countries. It also describes the way Jews were treated in Canada. Today's readers might be surprised to know that there were people in Toronto who prided themselves on being part of The Swastika Club. A map, photographs and documents provide a visual context for the story.

Born and Bred in the Great Depression

Author: Jonah Winter
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780375983856
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

East Texas, the 1930s—the Great Depression. Award-winning author Jonah Winter's father grew up with seven siblings in a tiny house on the edge of town. In this picture book, Winter shares his family history in a lyrical text that is clear, honest, and utterly accessible to young readers, accompanied by Kimberly Bulcken Root's rich, gorgeous illustrations. Here is a celebration of family and of making do with what you have—a wonderful classroom book that's also perfect for children and parents to share.

The Great Depression

Author: Robert S. McElvaine
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307774446
Release Date: 2010-10-27
Genre: History

One of the classic studies of the Great Depression, featuring a new introduction by the author with insights into the economic crises of 1929 and today. In the twenty-five years since its publication, critics and scholars have praised historian Robert McElvaine’s sweeping and authoritative history of the Great Depression as one of the best and most readable studies of the era. Combining clear-eyed insight into the machinations of politicians and economists who struggled to revive the battered economy, personal stories from the average people who were hardest hit by an economic crisis beyond their control, and an evocative depiction of the popular culture of the decade, McElvaine paints an epic picture of an America brought to its knees—but also brought together by people’s widely shared plight. In a new introduction, McElvaine draws striking parallels between the roots of the Great Depression and the economic meltdown that followed in the wake of the credit crisis of 2008. He also examines the resurgence of anti-regulation free market ideology, beginning in the Reagan era, and argues that some economists and politicians revised history and ignored the lessons of the Depression era. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Outside Inside

Author: Don Croton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1456415751
Release Date: 2010-12-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Outside/Inside: Growing up in the Great Depression is a memoir looking back at an impoverished childhood in the South Bronx slums during the Great Depression years of the 1930s. Don Croton, born in 1925, describes with bitterness but with gallows humor the survival strategies of a family of seven children, a mother's life-long sorrows when her Orthodox Jewish parents sit shivah (the ritual for the dead) when she marries an English Protestant, and a father's guilt as he futilely searches for work to put “eats on the table”. This memoir is not just the story of one family in the stark days of the Great Depression. Its experience is framed by the author, an economist, year by year against the background of President Hoover's failed policies and Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. In the preface the author sees more than a personal reason for telling his story: “…since the United States may continue on the brink of another Great Depression or a long-term Recession, this witness from one of the last survivors of the Great Depression of the 1930s might serve as a warning about the enduring damage caused by the poison of poverty, and an urgent plea for bold initiatives to avoid more pain.”