Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America

Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America

by Marc Favreau


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The incredible true story of how Americans from all walks of life weathered one of the most turbulent periods in our nation's history—the Great Depression—and emerged triumphant.

Crash tells the story of the Great Depression, from the sweeping fallout of the market collapse to the more personal stories of those caught up in the aftermath. Packed with photographs, primary documents, and firsthand accounts, Crash shines a spotlight on pivotal moments and figures across ethnic, gender, racial, social, and geographic divides, reflecting many different experiences of one of the most turbulent decades in American history. Marc Favreau's meticulous research, vivid prose, and extensive back matter paints a thorough picture of how the country we live in today was built in response to the widespread poverty, insecurity, and fear of the 1930s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316545860
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 454,930
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Marc Favreau is an executive editor at The New Press. He is a co-editor (with Ira Berlin and Steven F. Miller) of Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation and the editor of A People's History of World War II: The World's Most Destructive Conflict, as Told by the People Who Lived Through It, both published by The New Press. He lives in New York City and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Part 1 Fall

Chapter 1 Dystopia, USA 1

Chapter 2 The Unluckiest President 23

Part 2 Rise

Chapter 3 It Takes Two 45

Chapter 4 Pushing Back 59

Chapter 5 The Revolutionary 75

Chapter 6 A New World 95

Part 3 Setback

Chapter 7 Dark Clouds 115

Chapter 8 The Blind Spot 129

Chapter 9 Enemies 147

Part 4 Victory

Chapter 10 A War to Defeat the Depression 163

Acknowledgments 181

Source Notes 183

Bibliography 195

Selected Primary Sources 199

Timeline of the Great Depression 207

Great Depression Glossary 211

Index 215

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