10.24.07 - Womens Waged Work in Depression America Rising...

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What made the Great Depression “Great”? Dramatic scale and scope Worldwide phenomenon Prolonged timeframe Negative growth in GNP High unemployment 1920’s Economy: On the road to bust Skewed distribution of wealth Agricultural crisis o Overproducing o Over farming the land o Drought-dustbowl International trade and debt Credit structure Black Tuesday (Oct 29 th , 1929) Speculation Frenzy o Margin buying o Panic o Bottom falls out of market, Oct 29 th Crash a symptom not a cause
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Unformatted text preview: Womens Waged Work in Depression America Rising numbers of married women employed Myth of the woman wage stealer Gender employment inequalities Racial distinctions Herbert Hoovers Depression From Hero to Heel Limitations of Pro-business philosophy Hooverville and migration Hobos and sisters of the road Migrants of the dust bowl Shantytowns o Hoovervilles...
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