HARD TIMES

An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression

Paperback

   Order Code: NL125    ISBN : 9781595587039

From the comfortable or famous like lyricist E.Y. Harburg ("Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?") and Myrna Loy ("I was told I was FDR’s favorite actress.") to dirt-poor-at-the-time common folks, their words spill out in a fascinating interplay of fact and memory. Terkel gives a brief setting for each interview and begins his book with a deeply felt personal memoir. Incomparable source material and a fascinating read for students studying the Great Depression, the New Deal, labor in the United States, America’s social history, and a wealth of other topics.

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This title is part of the series: HISTORIC AMERICAN WRITINGS

Copyright

2012 edition

Publisher

New Press

Pages

441

Grade

7–12

ISBN

9781595587039