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The road to rock bottom

Author: Terry Kay RockefellerJoe MortonSteve FayerBlackside, Inc.British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.All authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, ©1993.
Series: Great Depression, 2.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the Great Depression progressed economic collapse took its toll on rural America. Crops went unsold, farm mortgages were called in by banks, hungry farmers protested, and robberies increased dramatically. The U.S. Army was called in to defend the nation's capital from veterans who were demanding that President Hoover and Congress pay a bonus for their services in World War I. The episode ends with Franklin  Read more...
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Named Person: Herbert Hoover; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Kay Rockefeller; Joe Morton; Steve Fayer; Blackside, Inc.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 29586392
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: Editor, Howard Sharp ; narrator, Joe Morton ; photography, Joe Vitagliano, Michael Chin, Robert Shepard ; music, Brian Keane.
Performer(s): Joe Morton.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Great Depression, 2.
Responsibility: a production of Blackside ; produced in association with BBC-2 ; WGBH Boston ; produced, directed and written by Terry Kay Rockefeller ; series writer, Steve Fayer.

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As the Great Depression progressed economic collapse took its toll on rural America. Crops went unsold, farm mortgages were called in by banks, hungry farmers protested, and robberies increased dramatically. The U.S. Army was called in to defend the nation's capital from veterans who were demanding that President Hoover and Congress pay a bonus for their services in World War I. The episode ends with Franklin Roosevelt's landslide election to the presidency. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era.

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