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  • n. Plural form of Hooverville.


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  • People lived in Hoovervilles and lived in a world at the edge of madness.

    Damn it...part deux.

  • Modern day "Hoovervilles" - tent cities and shanty-towns-are emerging throughout the country, as hundreds of thousands find themselves without the ability to pay for life's basic necessities.


  • Bank panics had grown increasingly common, unemployment had risen to 15.9 percent, and shantytowns called Hoovervilles had appeared in every city, populated by people who had lost their homes and had nowhere else to go.

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  • Shanty villages called Hoovervilles sprang up to house the homeless.

    The Vineyard

  • Many found temporary shelter in shanty towns called Hoovervilles … named, cynically, after Republican President

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  • Herbert Hoover thought the same thing and millions of people ended up living in shanty towns called Hoovervilles because of it … so I'm not sure what you're definition of "proven" is!

    Think Progress

  • Tax cuts and public spending had little effect: the shantytowns of the unemployed were called Hoovervilles

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  • They were called Hoovervilles, not Congressvilles.

    Drudge Retort

  • But as the Depression wore on, homelessness increased and so-called Hoovervilles-makeshift shantytowns-cropped up along the Schuylkill River. Philadelphia Weekly

  • During the Great Depression, poverty camps were called Hoovervilles - maybe as a protest against then US President Herbert Hoover.

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