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The Great Depression

 

What is the Great Depression?

A simple outline of the depression

J. Bradford DeLong, "Slouching Towards Utopia?: The Economic History of the Twentieth Century", ChapterXIV. "The Great Crash and the Great Slump-", University of California at Berkeley and NBER, February 1997


The same stuff in baby steps

Page on the Great Depression from Ross Nordeen's homepage.

History Guide to the Great Depression

A comprehensive overview of the Great Depression and its effects, Links to pages of different topics and photos of the Great Depression.

Leading to the Great Depression

Lecture on the Great Depression, Gerhard Rampel, Western New England College

"Great Myths of the Great Depression"

Lawrence W. Reed, President of Mackinac Center for Public Policy . Dedunks the conventional view and traces the central role that poor government policy played in fostering this legendary tragedy.

Compressive View of the Great Depression

The Great Depression: Its Causes and Cure

  • The Depression started in 1929 in the United States of America, and by all reports, the US was definitely the most hard hit of all countries. Why?                                                                                                            A paper on how the British economy was solely responsible for the Great Depression in the US
    http://www.tarpley.net/29crash.htm

Looking back at the crash of '29
http://www.nytimes.com/library/financial/index-1929-crash.html

America from the Great Depression to WWII-pictures both in color and in black and white
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsowhome.html

Photographs-Potential for free photos if the link works
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/photos.html

 
Run on Banks: People milling about outside a bank



1932 Breadlines, New York City: In the absence of substantial government relief programs, private funds were used to distribute food to the unemployed in a few urban centers