Great Depression

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Great Depression

the DEPRESSION that was experienced by many countries in the decade 1929–39. The Great Depression was associated with very high UNEMPLOYMENT levels and low production and INVESTMENT levels in North America and Europe, and with falling levels of INTERNATIONAL TRADE.
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Before delving into the psychology of nationalism in Wright's Depression Era writings, we must first briefly work through his cultural history of black Americans, since only at the conclusion of a phase of that history do we find the black nationalist "resolution" of the Oedipal crisis alluded to above.
26) Thus, while Zieger grants that the American working class was often angry during the Depression era, he does not believe it was alienated.
Its members are enjoying a rather good life, less fearful of spending than people of the depression era, but not as free as the Boomers.
Roll of Thunder, the first story she wrote, centers on Cassie Logan and her family, rare black landowners among the Mississippi sharecroppers of the 1930s Depression Era, when "night men" with their cross burnings, beatings and lynchings were an ever-present threat.
Last fall, Weprin hosted a gathering of clients and temple members at his home for "an old fashioned Depression Era Rent Party" that netted $75,000.

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