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Third Paper Assignment: Comparing Views of the Great Depression with the Current Economic Crisis Commentators today frequently draw comparisons between the current economic situation and the Great Depression of the 1930s. For this class, you are reading a series of journalistic accounts of the Great Depression written at the time by Edmund Wilson. The paper assignment is to write three to four doubled-spaced pages on ONE of the three topics described below. Any quotations or references to material in either Wilson or the current newspaper columns should be footnoted by page in the case of the Wilson chapters or by newspaper and date in the case of the recent columns. Be sure to begin your essay with an introductory paragraph that summarizes the major points you intend to make. 1. Compare what Wilson has to say about financiers’ behavior, government response, and the public response in Part I of the Depression reader with what Gretchen Morgenson of the New York Times has written
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