Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Reading about the Great Depression

The Great Depression was a momentous time in American history. Two nonfiction books, We had everything but money and When the banks closed, we opened our hearts, compiled by Reminisce Magazine, feature short, personal accounts by people who experienced the Depression years. Loaded with photographs, these books describe how the Depression affected the average person, and how ingenuity, mutual support, and courage enabled people to deal with economic disaster. These books are a good introduction to the social history of the Depression and the 1930s.

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