The Great Depression

The Great Depression

by Steven Otfinoski

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Overview

Take a step into some of the most important moments in history and discover how they helped shape the world we live in today. Each book in this series: describes key events in 30 short chapters, illustrates history with amazing and iconic photos, is accessible and engaging for all audiences, The Roaring Twenties, a decade of great prosperity, fashion, and fun for some Americans, came to a screeching halt in October 1929. The U.S. stock market crashed, kicking off one of the largest and longest depressions in the country's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531230121
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Series: Step into History Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 595,487
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue 6

Key Concepts For Understanding The Great Depression 10

Maps 12

Chapter 1 Spiraling Speculation 14

Chapter 2 Black Tuesday 18

Chapter 3 Banks Go Bust 22

Chapter 4 A President Falters 26

Chapter 5 Eking Out A Living 30

Chapter 6 The Bonus Army On The March 34

Chapter 7 The Shame Of A Nation 38

Chapter 8 Children Of The Depression 42

Chapter 9 Riding The Rails: Hobo Life 46

Chapter 10 Songs Of Hope and Happiness 50

Chapter 11 The Election Of 1932 54

Chapter 12 New President, New Deal 58

Chapter 13 Dams, Roads, And Bridges 62

Chapter 14 Fireside Chats And Belly Laughs 66

Chapter 15 Happy Days Are Here Again 70

Chapter 16 Lost In The Dust Bowl 74

Chapter 17 Depression Writers 78

Chapter 18 The Hardest Hit: African Americans 82

Chapter 19 Public Enemy Number One 86

Chapter 20 The Depression In Pictures 90

Chapter 21 The Rise Of Dictators 94

Chapter 22 The Kingfish 98

Chapter 23 The Social Security Act Of 1935 102

Chapter 24 The Election of 1936 106

Chapter 25 The Hollywood Dream Machine 110

Chapter 26 The Power of Organized Labor 114

Chapter 27 Murals Across America 118

Chapter 28 The World of Tomorrow 122

Chapter 29 A New War 126

Chapter 30 The Legacy of a Dark Time 130

Key Players 134

Great Depression Timeline 136

Glossary 140

Find Out More 142

Index 143

About The Author 144

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