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Favreau, Marc

Summary: "Marc Favreau documents the Great Depression--a time when Americans from all walks of life fell victim to poverty, insecurity, and fear--and tells the incredible story of how they survived and, ultimately, thrived. This is the story of the Great Depression in the United States, from the sweeping consequences of the market collapse to the more personal stories of individuals and communities...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.91 FAV

Summary: "A history of the Great Depression, based on primary source documents and other historical artifacts. Features include period art works and photographs; excerpts from literary works, letters, speeches, broadcasts, and diaries; summary boxes; a timeline; maps; and a list of additional resources"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.916 GRE

Burgan, Michael.

Summary: "Describes the people and events of the Great Depression. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a Bonus Army marcher, a teenager riding the rails, and a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC YOU

Summary: "Tells the unforgettable story of the 250,000 teenagers who left their homes and hopped freight trains during the Great Depression"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV RID

Bird, Caroline.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: D. McKay Co. 1966

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.916 BIR

Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression--only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand it. These people are at the heart of this reinterpretation of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. Author Shlaes presents the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 SHL

Kaskowitz, Sheryl

Summary: "In 1934, the Great Depression had destroyed the US economy, leaving residents poverty-stricken. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt urged President Roosevelt to take radical action to help those hit hardest-Appalachian miners and mill workers stranded after factories closed, city dwellers with no hope of getting work, farmers whose land had failed. They set up government homesteads in rural areas...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2024

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Summary: Working for change: Explores the birth of the social documentary in the U.S. and U.K. during the years of the Great Depression and the New Deal, featuring interviews with several of the people who helped define and shape the form.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TO

Summary: Started in 1933 by President Franklin Roosevelt as part of the New Deal, the CCC was used as a way to not only help unemployed Americans, but to help conserve some of the country's forests and parks. Over the next ten years it would employ over 3 million men who planted trees, fought fires, and helped their families financially. Features interviews and archived footage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2010

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CIV

Allen, Frederick Lewis

Summary: A survey of major changes in American life and ideas during the first half of the twentieth century, focusing on economic expansion and its influence on the American standard of living, thinking, and citizenship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 1952

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 ALL

Folsom, Burton W.

Summary: A revisionist perspective on FDR's presidency and the New Deal argues that such government programs as social security, minimum wage, and farm subsidies didn't work in the 1930s and do not work now, in a critical report that traces many modern problems to the FDR administration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Threshold Editions 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.917 FOL

Gordon, Robert J.

Summary: Examines the economic growth of the United States since the Civil War, arguing that the rate of growth between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated and that a number of issues are further stagnating the already slow rate of productivity growth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.3 GOR

Summary: The draught of 1931 brought financial and emotional ruin to thousands of families in the Southern Plains. Dust Bowl was America's worst ecological disaster.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SUR

Henriques, Diana B.

Summary: "Taming the Street tells the epic story of the FDR's battle to regulate Wall Street for the very first time in the wake of the Crash of 1929 that ushered in the Great Depression. Deeply reported and vividly told, it provides a trip back to a time when the power of concentrated wealth in America arguably exceeded that of the federal government. Roosevelt's campaign to curb the excesses of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.973 HEN

Summary: Ford automobile plant: Assembly line & workers.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1923

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Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: Shlaes offers a reinterpretation of the Great Depression, seeking to demonstrate how the failures of Hoover and Roosevelt to understand the prosperity of the 1920s directly contributed to massive national burdens that marginalized common citizens.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperAudio 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.916 SHL

Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression--only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand it. These people are at the heart of this reinterpretation of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. Author Shlaes presents the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: 978 SHA

Doeden, Matt

Summary: "YOU are struggling to survive during the Great Depression. As a migrant worker, you travel from place to place hoping to earn enough money to get by. How will you find a way to feed and clothe yourself and your family? Step back in time to face the challenges that real people were met with during this difficult time in history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: You Choose, an imprint of Capstone Press 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DOE

Summary: Assembly line of Ford automobile engines

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1923

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Summary: CCC recruits

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1934

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Badger, Anthony J.

Summary: Anthony J. Badger details the first one hundred days of the United States' 32nd president, focusing on how President Roosevelt and the Democratic Congress created and enacted the New Deal and reformed the depressed country.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.917 BAD

Summary: Manufacturing an Armstrong gun in British factory.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1920

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Martelle, Scott

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Summary: "In one vitally significant year in American history, the country would experience turmoil, instability, natural disaster, bubbling political radicalism, and a rise of dangerous forces ushering in a new era of global conflict--and emerge both afresh and revitalized. At the start of 1932, the nation's worst economic crisis has left one-in-four workers without a job, countless families facing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp. 2023

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Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: A brilliant and provocative reexamination of America's thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COOLIDGE, CALVIN SHA

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