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What Was the Great Depression? ( What Was...? )

On October 29, 1929, life in the United States took a turn for the worst. The stock market the system that controls money in America plunged to a record low. But this event was only the beginning of many bad years to come. By the early 1930s, one out of three people was not working. People lost their jobs, their houses, or both and ended up in shantytowns called Hoovervilles named for the president at the time of the crash. By 1933, many banks had gone under. Though the U.S. has seen other times of struggle, the Great Depression remains one of the hardest and most widespread tragedies in American history. Now it is represented clearly and with 80 illustrations in our What Was ? series.
Target age group 8-12
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  • ISBN-13
    9780448484273
  • ISBN-10
    0448484277
  • Item #
    44982
On October 29, 1929, life in the United States took a turn for the worst. The stock market the system that controls money in America plunged to a record low. But this event was only the beginning of many bad years to come. By the early 1930s, one out of three people was not working. People lost their jobs, their houses, or both and ended up in shantytowns called Hoovervilles named for the president at the time of the crash. By 1933, many banks had gone under. Though the U.S. has seen other times of struggle, the Great Depression remains one of the hardest and most widespread tragedies in American history. Now it is represented clearly and with 80 illustrations in our What Was ? series. Target age group 8-12
  • Author
    Pascal, Janet
  • Grade Level
    3-5
  • Age Group
    08 to 12 yrs
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Series
    What Was?
  • Subject Category 1
    Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Subject Category 2
    History | United States - 20th Century
  • Subject Category 3
    History | United States - General
  • Lexile Level
    790
  • AR Level
    5.5
  • Pages
    112
  • Publication Date
    12/22/2015
  • Publisher
    Random House, Inc.
  • Case Qty
    64