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River of January: Friday Excerpt

New York, 1931

Early for Helen’s Gambarelli audition at the Roxy, the girl and her mother crowded among throngs of other hopefuls. Mothers pulled distracted daughters through the bedlam, while their girls tried to catch words with each other. 246 more words

River Of January

Book Review: Whose Names Are Unknown by Sanora Babb

Whose Names are Unknown
Sanora Babb
University of Oklahoma Press, February 2006
ISBN 978-0-8061-3712-4
Trade Paperback

It’s 1938 and a young talented, adventurous woman from the Oklahoma panhandle lands a job with the Farm Security Administration in California, working with the refugee farmers from her home state. 285 more words

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Stories from the (US) Great Depression

Watching this video one comes away with the impression that Europe has to do something quick. We need other institutions, better suited to our European economy. 94 more words


Job Openings and Hires At Record Levels

Popular Economics Weekly

Job openings rose 5 percent to 5.6 million in December, the Labor Department said Tuesday. So why are the financial markets worrying about a looming recession? 569 more words

Weekly Financial News


I glanced out the window. The man was still there, staring at our house from across the road. The woman had wandered a short distance away, looking at the neighbors’ lilac bushes. 322 more words

Hoover and Roosevelt

This era is considered to be one of the darkest times in the history of the United States. The Great Depression occurred in this era, leaving a record number of people out of jobs, and also ruined the fortunes of many families. 562 more words

U.S. Presidents