9 books about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl

The Great Depression is without a doubt the strongest economic downturn in recent history. Millions were unemployed (unemployment rates reached 25% in the US, and 33% elsewhere in the world), thousands of banks collapsed, and hundreds of thousands of US families were left homeless, living in shanty towns across the country. The effects of the Great Depression were so powerful and far-reaching that it gave momentum to a number of major political movements, such as Germany’s Nazi and Communist parties.

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