Here is a summary of the economic chaos that followed the 1929 stock market crash and gripped America and Europe throughout the 1930s. Included are accounts of the Roosevelt Administration’s social programs, the plight of “Dust Bowl” migrants to California, the social disorder in Europe that fueled the rise of fascism, and much more.
Lives in Crisis books are vividly written historical accounts of momentous historical events and movements, supplemented with photographs, illustrations, maps, and contemporary cartoons and engravings. Illuminating sidebar material presents quotations and descriptions by men and women who were directly involved in the historic event. These easy-to-read books transform dry historical statistics and dates into intensely readable accounts, and are focused especially to serve as supplements to junior and senior high school texts. The back of each book features a brief summary of important dates, a glossary, and a recommended reading list. Available in both paperback and hardcover editions, these volumes will be welcomed by teachers for classroom use, and will also fill a valuable niche in school and public libraries.