The Great Depression

The Great Depression

A Diary

Book - 2009
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This is a first-person diary account of living through the Great Depression, with haunting parallels to our own time. It tells the story through Benjamin Roth, who was born in New York City in 1894.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781586487997
158648799X
Characteristics: xxiv, 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Roth, Daniel B. 1929-
Ledbetter, James

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As a young lawyer and U.S. Army veteran in Youngstown, Ohio, Benjamin Roth was looking forward to a prosperous life after World War I. Two years after the Stock Market Crash of 1929, Roth began writing a personal diary, trying to grasp what happened and its impact on America’s ordinary middle cla... Read More »


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