The Great Crash 1929

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Author: John Kenneth Galbraith,James K. Galbraith, Professor

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547248165

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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Presents a study of the stock market crash of 1929 that reveals the influential role of Wall Street on the economic growth of America.

Historical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940

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Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313306181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

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Today when most Americans think of the Great Depression, they imagine desperate men standing in bread lines, bootleggers hustling illegal booze to secrecy-shrouded speakeasies, FDR smiling, or Judy Garland skipping along the yellow brick road. Hard times have become an abstraction; but this was the era when the federal government became a major player in the national economy and Americans bestowed the responsibility for maintaining full employment and stable prices on Congress and the White House, making the Depression years a major watershed in U.S. history. In more than 500 essays, this ready reference brings those hard times to life, covering diplomacy, popular culture, intellectual life, economic problems, public policy issues, and prominent individuals of the era.

1929

The Year of the Great Crash

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Author: William K. Klingaman

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780060160814

Category: History

Page: 393

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Captures the drama of the economic climate of 1929, against a backdrop of the world economic and social picture, from the collectivization of Russian peasants to American millworkers striking for the right to unionize

The Stock Market Crash of 1929

Dawn of the Great Depression

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Author: Mary Gow

Publisher: Enslow Publishers

ISBN: 9780766021112

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Examines the stock market crash of 1929, discussing the causes, the Great Depression, and the effects on the economy, individuals, and the future of the stock market.

The Great Depression

1929-1939

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Author: Pierre Berton

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0307374866

Category: History

Page: 560

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Over 1.5 million Canadians were on relief, one in five was a public dependant, and 70,000 young men travelled like hoboes. Ordinary citizens were rioting in the streets, but their demonstrations met with indifference, and dissidents were jailed. Canada emerged from the Great Depression a different nation. The most searing decade in Canada's history began with the stock market crash of 1929 and ended with the Second World War. With formidable story-telling powers, Berton reconstructs its engrossing events vividly: the Regina Riot, the Great Birth Control Trial, the black blizzards of the dust bowl and the rise of Social Credit. The extraordinary cast of characters includes Prime Minister Mackenzie King, who praised Hitler and Mussolini but thought Winston Churchill "one of the most dangerous men I have ever known"; Maurice Duplessis, who padlocked the homes of private citizens for their political opinions; and Tim Buck, the Communist leader who narrowly escaped murder in Kingston Penitentiary. In this #1 best-selling book, Berton proves that Canada's political leaders failed to take the bold steps necessary to deal with the mass unemployment, drought and despair. A child of the era, he writes passionately of people starving in the midst of plenty. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Great Crash

How the Stock Market Crash of 1929 Plunged the World into Depression

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Author: Selwyn Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748122311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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This is the story of the financial cataclysm that started with the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929, and set in motion a series of economic, political and social events that affected many millions of people in America, Britain, Europe and Australia. The Crash rolled across the world like a tidal wave, toppling governments, spreading the wave of dictatorships in Italy and Germany, infecting entire industries and plunging millions into unemployment and poverty. By the time it began to lift in 1935, the lives of people in scores of countries had changed forever. Selwyn Parker's book also poses the question: could it happen again?

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 - Great Depression for Kids - History Book 5th Grade | Children's History

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Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541922980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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During the Great Depression of 1929, the stock market crashed. Companies closed, people lost their jobs and life just got a lot more difficult. But what is the stock market and why does it play such a big role in the economy? Know the theories and get some concrete examples in the pages of this history book for fifth graders.

Lords of Finance

1929, The Great Depression, and the Bankers who Broke the World

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Author: Liaquat Ahamed

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446494373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE. The current financial crisis has only one parallel: the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and subsequent Great Depression of the 1930s, which crippled the future of an entire generation and set the stage for the horrors of the Second World War. Yet the economic meltdown could have been avoided, had it not been for the decisions taken by a small number of central bankers. In Lords of Finance, we meet these men, the four bankers who truly broke the world: the enigmatic Norman Montagu of the bank of England, Benjamin Strong of the NY Federal Reserve, the arrogant yet brilliant Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbanlk and the xenophobic Emile Moreau of the Banque de France. Their names were lost to history, their lives and actions forgotten, until now. Liaquat Ahamed tells their story in vivid and gripping detail, in a timely and arresting reminder that individuals - their ambitions, limitations and human nature - lie at the very heart of global catastrophe.

A Colonial Economy in the Great Depression, Madras (1929-1937)

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Author: K. A. Manikumar

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125024569

Category: Depressions

Page: 226

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This book aims to give a complete description of the impact of the Great Depression on the Madras Presidency, by using the techniques of both a historian and an economist. Manikumar's multidisciplinary approach provides a fresh perspective on the political, economic and social conditions of the Presidency in the 1930s. The major areas covered are: Madras's economy before the Depression, particularly the state of the export-dependant agricultural sector; the rise of indebtedness among the peasants; the varied effects on industrial sectors; the economic policies of the colonial government, which worsened the degree of debt; and the social and political effects of the Depression, including the Indian National Congress's increased political influence.

The Great Crash of 1929

A Reconciliation of Theory and Evidence

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Author: A. Kabiri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137372893

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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Understanding the American stock market boom and bust of the 1920s is vital for formulating policies to combat the potentially deleterious effects of busts on the economy. Using new data, Kabiri explains what led to the 1920s stock market boom and 1929 crash and looks at whether 1929 was a bubble or not and whether it could have been anticipated.

Gold, France, and the Great Depression, 1919-1932

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Author: H. Clark Johnson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300069860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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H. Clark Johnson develops a convincing and original narrative of the events that led to the major economic catastrophe of the twentieth century. He identifies the undervaluation and consequent shortage of world gold reserves after World War I as the underlying cause of a sustained international price deflation that brought the Great Depression. And, he argues, the reserve-hoarding policies of central banks--particularly the Bank of France--were its proximate cause. The book presents a detailed history of the events that culminated in the depression, highlighting the role of specific economic incidents, national decisions, and individuals. Johnson’s analysis of how French domestic politics, diplomacy, economic ideology, and monetary policy contributed to the international deflation is new in the literature. He reaches provocative conclusions about the functioning of the pre-1914 gold standard, the spectacular postwar movement of gold to India, the return of sterling to prewar parity in 1925, the German reparations controversy, the stock market crash of 1929, the Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, the central European banking crisis of 1931, and the end of sterling convertibility in 1931. The book also provides a nuanced picture of Keynes during the years before his General Theory and deals at length with the history of economic thought in order to explain the failure of recent scholarship to adequately account for the Great Depression.

Die Alchemisten

Die geheime Welt der Zentralbanker

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Author: Neil Irwin

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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Ihre Aufgabe ist sensibel, ihre Macht ist groß. Ein unbedachtes Wort kann weltweit Krisen auslösen und politische Erdbeben verursachen. Jedes Jahr im August treffen sich in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – fernab der Weltöffentlichkeit –, die vierzig wichtigsten Zentralbanker der Welt. Sie stehen in dauernden Interessenkonflikten zwischen nationalen Interessen und internationalem Druck. Neil Irwin erklärt spannend und anschaulich, was Zentralbanker tun und wie es zu massiven Fehlentscheidungen kommen kann. Er beschreibt, welche großen Auswirkungen kleine Unstimmigkeiten zwischen Jens Weidmann, Mario Draghi und Ben Bernanke haben können. Und er zeigt, wie die zukünftigen Herausforderungen, Allianzen und Strategien der Zentralbanker aussehen könnten.

A Rabble of Dead Money

The Great Crash and the Global Depression: 1929 1939

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Author: Charles R. Morris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610395352

Category: History

Page: 416

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The Great Crash of 1929 profoundly disrupted the United States' confident march toward becoming the world's superpower. The breakneck growth of 1920s America--with its boom in automobiles, electricity, credit lines, radio, and movies--certainly presaged a serious recession by the decade's end, but not a depression. The totality of the collapse shocked the nation, and its duration scarred generations to come. In this lucid and fast-paced account of the cataclysm, award-winning writer Charles R. Morris pulls together the intricate threads of policy, ideology, international hatreds, and sheer individual cantankerousness that finally pushed the world economy over the brink and into a depression. While Morris anchors his narrative in the United States, he also fully investigates the poisonous political atmosphere of postwar Europe to reveal how treacherous the environment of the global economy was. It took heroic financial mismanagement, a glut-induced global collapse in agricultural prices, and a self-inflicted crash in world trade to cause the Great Depression. Deeply researched and vividly told, A Rabble of Dead Money anatomizes history's greatest economic catastrophe--while noting the uncanny echoes for the present.

Black Tuesday and the Great Depression

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Author: Natalie Hyde

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778717089

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Black Tuesday and the Great Depression explores the causes of the stock market crash in 1929 and the resulting Great Depression felt not only in North America, but worldwide. Source material, including posters, political cartoons, books, interviews, and articles show the devastation of the resulting mass unemployment, epidemic real estate foreclosures, and crushing poverty of those years.

Growing Up in the Great Depression 1929 to 1941

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Author: Amy Ruth Allen

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822580249

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Confronted with starvation, lack of education, and homelessness, children of the Great Depression, like sixteen-year-old Clarence Lee, whose father asked him to leave home because he could no longer afford to support him, grew up quickly. Many weren't able to attend school. Instead, millions of American children worked alongside their parents, trying to make ends meet. In spite of these challenges, they grew up with courage, a sense of responsibility, and the knowledge that hope can make a difference.

Music of the Great Depression

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Author: William H. Young,Nancy K. Young

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313332302

Category: Music

Page: 304

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Presents a history of music during the time of economic hardship in the 1920s and 1930s, discussing the rise of radio, the influence of Duke Ellington and swing music, the golden age of the Broadway musical, and the popularity of country and western music.