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- proper n. A major economic collapse that lasted from 1929 to 1940 in the US and a similar period in many other countries.
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- n. the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s
- n. a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
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My maternal grandparents, who hailed from Kansas, had been steeped in religion as children: My grandfather had been raised by devout Baptist grandparents after his father had gone AWOL and his mother committed suicide, while my grandmother’s parents-who occupied a slightly higher station in the hierarchy of small-town, Great Depression society (her father worked for an oil refinery, her mother was a schoolteacher) - were practicing Methodists.
As far as the fact that the Great Depression led some to favor Soviet planningwell, that was obviously a mistake, wasnt it!
The cost of preventing Great Depression II has been Great Inflation I.
The place reminded me of the hobo jungles that had sprung up during the Great Depression — had sprung up again in this era that nobody wanted to call another depression.
In their classic study of Middletown, for example, Robert and Helen Lynd found that during the Great Depression all but the poorest section of the working class retrenched on food and clothing before it would cut certain “necessary” luxuries; while in contemporary middle- and upper-class behavior, the standard of display for display’s sake is amply testified to on the advertising pages of any magazine.