The Great Depression: A Diary

The Great Depression: A Diary Author Benjamin Roth
ISBN-10 1586489011
ISBN-13 9781586489014
Year 2010-08-31
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher PublicAffairs
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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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