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Down & out in the Great Depression : letters from the "forgotten man"

Author: Robert S McElvaine
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1983.
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A collection of letters by the ordinary men, women, and children who suffered through the Great Depression.
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Genre/Form: Sources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Down & out in the Great Depression.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1983
(OCoLC)564838961
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S McElvaine
ISBN: 0807815349 9780807815342 0807840998 9780807840993
OCLC Number: 8430299
Description: xvii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Reactions to Hoover and economic breakdown --
Proud but frightened: Middle-class hardship --
The grass roots: Rural depression --
A worse depression: Black Americans in the 1930's --
To be old, sick, poor --
The forgotten children --
Attitudes toward relief --
The conservative --
The desperate --
THe Cynical --
The rebellious --
The unconvinced --
"Our Savior."
Other Titles: Down and Out in the Great Depression
Responsibility: edited by Robert S. McElvaine.

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Letters written by ordinary citizens to President Roosevelt and other governm officials depict the conditions of life in America during the Depression.  Read more...

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