The Great Depression: A Diary

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Author: Benjamin Roth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1586488376

Category: History

Page: 288

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When the stock market crashed in 1929, Benjamin Roth was a young lawyer in Youngstown, Ohio. After he began to grasp the magnitude of what had happened to American economic life, he decided to set down his impressions in his diary. This collection of those entries reveals another side of the Great Depression—one lived through by ordinary, middle-class Americans, who on a daily basis grappled with a swiftly changing economy coupled with anxiety about the unknown future. Roth's depiction of life in time of widespread foreclosures, a schizophrenic stock market, political unrest and mass unemployment seem to speak directly to readers today.

Dear Canada: Not a Nickel to Spare

The Great Depression Diary of Sally Cohen, Toronto, Ontario, 1932

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Author: Perry Nodelman

Publisher: Scholastic Canada

ISBN: 1443124036

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Coping with being poor during the Depression is hard enough, but Sally also has to contend with anti-Jewish sentiment when she ventures outside her familiar neighbourhood near Toronto's Kensington Market. Her cousin Benny is always getting into scrapes or dragging Sally into his hare-brained schemes. But it's also Benny who tries to open Sally's eyes to the wider world, telling her about Hitler's rise in Europe and urging her to stand up for herself when she comes across anti-Semitism. A historical note gives readers the background of the Depression, which hit Canada harder than most other countries. It also describes the way Jews were treated in Canada. Today's readers might be surprised to know that there were people in Toronto who prided themselves on being part of The Swastika Club. A map, photographs and documents provide a visual context for the story.

Children of the Great Depression

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Author: Russell Freedman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618446308

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

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Through memoirs, diaries, letters, and other firsthand accounts, illuminates the lives of the American children affected by the economic and social changes of the Great Depression, including middle-class urban youth, migrant farm laborers, boxcar kids, and others.

Not a Nickel to Spare

The Great Depression Diary of Sally Cohen

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Author: Perry Nodelman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439961301

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 218

View: 8378

Coping with being poor during the Depression is hard enough, but Sally also has to contend with anti-Jewish sentiment when she ventures outside her familiar neighbourhood near Toronto's Kensington Market. Her cousin Benny is always getting into scrapes or dragging Sally into his hare-brained schemes. But it's also Benny who tries to open Sally's eyes to the wider world, telling her about Hitler's rise in Europe and urging her to stand up for herself when she comes across anti-Semitism. A historical note gives readers the background of the Depression, which hit Canada harder than most other countries. It also describes the way Jews were treated in Canada. Today's readers might be surprised to know that there were people in Toronto who prided themselves on being part of The Swastika Club. A map, photographs and documents provide a visual context for the story.

Waiting on the Bounty

The Dust Bowl Diary of Mary Knackstedt Dyck

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Author: Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9780877459323

Category: History

Page: 384

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A remarkable historical document, this diary describes a period before the telephone and indoor plumbing were commonplace in rural homes, a time when farm families in the Plains states were isolated from world events, and radio provided an enormously important link between farmsteads and the world at large. Waiting on the Bounty brings us unusual insights into the agricultural and rural history of the US, detailing the tremendous changes affecting farming families and small towns during the Great Depression.

Christmas After All

The Diary of Minnie Swift

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Author: Kathryn Lasky

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780545381772

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 187

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In her fictionalized journal, eleven-year-old Minnie Swift recounts how her family dealt with the difficult times during the Depression and how an orphan from Texas changed their lives in Indianapolis just before Christmas 1932.

Diary of a Land Surveyor

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Author: WG Vanderhorst, PLS

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149905811X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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I remain a man of Eureka, California, Humboldt Hill. Whether we see life as same, or not, we may learn. The most important part of life is we are not “equal”. We must start from there. “Equality” begins with putting something “in”. I shall do the math.