Anxious decades: America in prosperity and depression, 1920-1941

Anxious decades: America in prosperity and depression, 1920-1941

“Impressively detailed. . . . An authoritative and epic overview.”—Publishers WeeklyIn the convulsive years between 1920 and 941, Americans were first dazzled by unprecedented economic prosperity and then beset by the worst depression in their history. It was the era of Model T’s, rising incomes, scientific management, electricity, talking movies, and advertising techniques that sold a seemingly endless stream of goods. But is was also a time of grave social conflict and human suffering.The Crash forced Hoover, and then Roosevelt and the nation, to …

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