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The Great Depression


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.

Series: Economics: Taking the Mystery Out of Money

Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Guided Reading Level: Z

Lexile Level: 1420

ISBN: 9781615308972 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2013

Pages: 136

“Designed to give readers a look at the Great Depression from an economic point of view, this book does just that. ... It’s an in-depth look at the causes and results of an economic meltdown that affected countries across the world. Black and white photos add to the sense of despair that was felt during the Great Depression. And it also features information on the economic pressures on global concerns, political movements and social changes around the world.” - Carolyn Bason, Baldwin Borough Public Library

“... The appendix has a wealth of background information including Herbert Hoover’s opposition to the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural, some songs, and more.” —Hilda K. Weisburg, School Librarian’s Workshop

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