Examines from multiple perspectives the historical events leading up to and following the Great Depression. Explores related controversies, including presidential policies that may have exacerbated the Depression, the impact of mortgage laws, and lessons applicable to the current economic climate. Offers personal narratives by author John Steinbeck, a young man in the Civilian Conservation Corps, an African-American, and deported Mexican immigrants.
"Supplemental materials add to the overall richness of the work. A chronology includes the establishment of New York Stock Exchange and catalogs the establishment of the various New Deal public works programs. Books, periodicals, and carefully curated websites offer further reading, and there is an index. Highly recommended for schools and public libraries."
--Reference Unbound, October 2010
Price: US $42.45