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A rabble of dead money : the Great Crash and the global depression, 1929-1939

Author: Charles R Morris
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The Great Crash of 1929 profoundly disrupted the United States' confident march toward becoming the world's superpower. The breakneck growth of 1920s America--with its boom in automobiles, electricity, credit lines, radio, and movies--certainly presaged a serious recession by the decade's end, but not a depression. The totality of the collapse shocked the nation, and its duration scarred generations to come. In  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Morris
ISBN: 9781610395342 1610395344
OCLC Number: 973880245
Description: xvi, 389 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One, America discovers the modern: The jazz age --
Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and Insull --
And then came Ford --
Transformations: New York City --
The view from below: Muncie, Indiana --
Dislocations. Part Two, "One heckuva boom": Trickle-down economics --
From war to prosperity --
Electrifying Chicago --
David Buick, Billy Durant, Alfred Sloan, and the modern car industry --
What happened to Ford? --
A productivity bonanza --
Spinoffs --
Laggards: agriculture --
Laggards: real estate --
On the eve of the crash. Part Three, The Crash in the United States: New York Stock Exchange --
The rise of Herbert Hoover --
Charting the fall --
The worm's eye view --
The banking crises of the Great Depression --
The twilight of the gods I. Insull --
The twilight of the gods II. Kreuger. Part Four, Blood, gold, and unpaid debts: Entanglements --
The gold standard --
Germany, 1919-1925 : vengeance, reparations, and war debts --
The Dawes and Young plans --
England, 1919-1925 : Churchill (sort of) chooses resumption --
The French rollercoaster --
The end of cooperation --
Germany unravels --
The golden jihad --
Getting what you wish for. Part Five, Roosevelt, reflation, and recovery: World Monetary & Economic Conference --
Devaluing the dollar --
Creating the "New Deal" --
The New Deal in overview --
The New Deal in detail --
The rest of the New Deal: a roundup --
Econometric analyses --
Catastrophe --
The unemployment conundrum --
The great leap forward. Part 6., The geology of the collapse: The legacy of war --
The big picture --
The details --
A postscript to the reader.
Other Titles: Great Crash and the global depression, 1929-1939
Responsibility: Charles R. Morris.

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The causes and consequences of the Crash of 1929 and the years of financial catastrophe that followed are a social and economic drama of global proportions, here brilliantly reconceived by Charles  Read more...

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