The Great Crash 1929


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

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547248165

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 9135

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


Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313306181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 1774

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.


The Year of the Great Crash


Author: William K. Klingaman

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780060160814

Category: History

Page: 393

View: 8985

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 Great Depression



Author: Pierre Berton

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0307374866

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 1592

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


Author: Selwyn Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748122311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1250

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?

Lords of Finance

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


Author: Liaquat Ahamed

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446494373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 6735

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.

The 1929 Stock Market Crash


Author: Marty Gitlin

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781604530506

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2879

Explores the 1929 Stock Market Crash and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.

Mass Production, the Stock Market Crash, and the Great Depression

The Macroeconomics of Electrification


Author: Bernard C. Beaudreau

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595323340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 2695

Economists and historians view the events of the 1920s, the stock market boom and crash, the Great Depression and the New Deal, as being largely independent. This work presents an integrated, empirically-consistent view of this important period arguing that all of these events can be traced back to a paradigm technology shock, namely the electrification of U.S. industry from 1910 to 1926. The author goes from electrification through the stock market boom to the tariffs of the late 20s to the stock market crash and depression followed by the National Industrial Recovery Act in 1933.