Monday, May 15, 2017

The Stock Market Crash of 1929

Most of us living today didn't live through the Crash of 29, much less the Great Depression.  That means that many of the stories of how people survived (and didn't survive) that period of U.S. history are either lost, or recorded.  My parents were children of the Great Depression, and yes, I know many of their stories, such as my mother fainting on the street from hunger and how worried my maternal grandmother was that her oldest child was having to experience this.

This American Experience show from PBS is very good at explaining what happened that led to the Crash of 29.  More on the Great Depression at a later date.

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