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3. India in the Great Depression: Forged in Fire

On Tuesday, 29 October 1929, the New York Stock Exchange opened under a cloud of fear. The market had been plummeting for the last five days and the brokers sensed that the worst was yet to come. 1,783 more words

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This Week in Wisconsin: The Equality Edition

Welcome to This Week in Wisconsin – the only weekly online Wisconsin history series that explicitly condemns white supremacists and all their stupid bullshit. It’s true – you can double check. 687 more words


10 years after

The crisis takes a much longer time coming than you think, and then it happens much faster than you would have thoughtRudi Dornbusch… 517 more words

The Streets of the City shall be Full


And the word of the Lord of hosts came, saying, “Thus says the Lord of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath.  730 more words

Family Fashions: Great Grandma Delores’ Ring

· Family fashions that bear memories ·

A few years ago, I was visiting my Great Grandma Delores. It was the January after the second summer I’d lived with my grandparents, seeing her almost every day. 1,145 more words


Grandmother's Great Depression Story

A story is like a hidden treasure. Once found, its worth is more than a chest of gold. When I was a little girl, I loved listening to my grandma’s childhood stories. 388 more words

With aspects of life in the 1930s stuck you most deeply? How do the circumstances of Americans during the great depression compared to what America is facing now?

An aspects of life in the 1930s that stuck me most deeply is that about 2 million people were homeless during the Great Depression. The Great Depression was a time when many were poor and life was very hard. 461 more words

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