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AMERICAN CIVILIZATION UNITED STATES HISTORY 170 Rhett S. James Marcio Carvalheiro History 170 Chapter 25 November 24, 2008 The Great Depression 1. Anti- Great Wealth In the autumn of 1929, the market began to fall apart. On October 29,  Black Tuesday, after a week of steadily rising instability, all efforts to save  the market failed. Sixteen million shares of stock were traded; the  industrial index dropped 43 points (or nearly 10 percent), wiping out all  the gains of the previous year; stocks in many companies became virtually  worthless. Within a month stocks had lost half their September value, and  despite occasional, short lived rallies, they continued to decline for several  years after that. 1 2. Anti-Civil Rights By 1932, over half the blacks in the South were without  employment. Unsurprisingly therefore, many black southerners perhaps 
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