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Remembering the Great Depression in the rural South

Author: Kenneth J Bindas
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of more than 600 oral histories recalls the Great Depression and provides a rich personal chronicle of the 1930s. The Depression altered the basic structure of American society and changed the way government, business, and the American people interacted. Capturing this historical era and its meaning, the stories in Remembering the Great Depression in the Rural South reflect the general despair of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Oral history
Biography Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth J Bindas
ISBN: 081303048X 9780813030487 0813034477 9780813034478
OCLC Number: 71322079
Description: 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the people remember --
1. "It was just hard times" : getting a living --
2. "I thought he was God's half-brother" : the people's view of Roosevelt and the federal programs --
3. "The finer things of life were a little bit scarce" : accommodating consumption --
4. "I was just fixin' to tell her about the washin'!" : the meaning of daily life --
5. "We thought they was good ol' days back then" : tales of privation and hope --
Conclusion : "it's been wonderful talkin' to ya" : memory of hope.
Responsibility: Kenneth J. Bindas.
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