Crash : The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America

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4.04 (210 ratings by Goodreads)

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Crash: The Fall and Rise of America in the 1930stells the story of the Great Depression in the United States--not just the sweeping consequences of the market collapse on politics and banking, but the more personal stories of individuals and communities caught up in the aftermath.

Packed with photographs, primary source documents, and firsthand accounts, Crash shines a spotlight on pivotal moments and figures across ethnic, gender, racial, social, and geographic divides. Readers will meet fascinating historical figures like Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Perkins, the Scottsboro Boys, and Mary MacLeod Bethune, even as they discover what life was like for regular Americans as the country went from the highs of the roaring 20s to the lows of the Great Depression and back to booming in the 1940s.

With page-turning prose and a keen understanding of the history and his audience, Marc Favreau shows young readers how the country we live in today was built in response to a time when Americans from all walks of life fell victim to poverty, insecurity, and fear - and relays the incredible story of how they survived and ultimately thrived.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 189 x 238 x 21mm | 630g
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Photographs
  • 0316545864
  • 9780316545860
  • 1,843,112

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Enhanced by photographs, personal interviews, and primary source documents, the story of one of the most unstable periods in American history conveys the highs and lows of everyday life during those difficult years. The message of the strength and resilience of the American people during this terrible time, and how it helped to shape the country we live in today, is well documented by the author in a reader-friendly style.--School Library Connection
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About Marc Favreau

Marc Favreau is the editorial director of The New Press. He is a co-editor (with Ira Berlin and Steven F. Miller) of Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation and the editor of A People's History of World War II: The World's Most Destructive Conflict, as Told by the People Who Lived Through It, both published by The New Press. He lives in New York City and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
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