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Great Depression Breadline in New

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									Breadline in New York City




                                             [Franklin D. Roosevelt Library]

Hungry people line up in New York City to receive government-provided bread in 1932 during the Great Depression, a global
economic crisis that started in 1929 and devastated the economies of many nations.




MLA Citation

"Breadline in New York City." Image. Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web.
30 Aug. 2010. <http://worldhistory.abc-clio.com/>
Impoverished mother and children during the Great Depression




                                                   [Library of Congress]

A mother, clothed in a makeshift flour sack skirt and a tattered sweater with three of her nine children, March 1936. The
family lived in a field along U.S. Route 70 in Tennessee. Photo by the Resettlement Administration, a federal agency
established by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 as part of his New Deal. The RA relocated struggling urban and rural families
to communities planned by the federal government.




MLA Citation

"Impoverished mother and children during the Great Depression." Image. Library of Congress. World History: The Modern
Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://worldhistory.abc-clio.com/>
Line at a soup kitchen




                                             [Social Security Administration]

During the Great Depression, soup kitchens, like this one sponsored by Chicago gangster Al Capone, provided meals to the
unemployed.




MLA Citation

"Line at a soup kitchen." Image. Social Security Administration. World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 30
Aug. 2010. <http://worldhistory.abc-clio.com/>
Soup kitchen




                                            [Franklin D. Roosevelt Library]

Unemployed men are given a meal at the Works Progress Administration/Volunteers of American soup kitchen in
Washington, D.C. in 1936.




MLA Citation

"Soup kitchen." Image. Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 30 Aug.
2010. <http://worldhistory.abc-clio.com/>
Dust Bowl




The term Dust Bowl refers to an environmental disaster during the Great Depression in the United States. As a result of poor
land management and severe drought, winds carried off the topsoil of a large area in the southern Great Plains. This photo
shows an immense dust cloud threatening a number of houses.




MLA Citation

"Dust Bowl." Image. World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://worldhistory.abc-
clio.com/>
Migrant worker and her children during the Great Depression




One of Dorthea Lange's famous photos of a migrant worker and her family in Nipomo, California in 1936, during the Great
Depression. Lange wanted to bring public attention to the homeless and migrant workers who were devastated by the
economic downturn. She lived with the migrants and used their words to caption her photos. Lange's approach was so
successful that California established camps for the workers.




MLA Citation

"Migrant worker and her children during the Great Depression." Image. World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010.
Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://worldhistory.abc-clio.com/>
Civilian Conservation Corps




                                                   [National Archives]

Members of a Civilian Conservation Corps crew work on a reforestation project during the Great Depression.




MLA Citation

"Civilian Conservation Corps." Image. National Archives. World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 30 Aug.
2010. <http://worldhistory.abc-clio.com/>
Hooverville near Portland, Oregon




                                                  [Library of Congress]

Shantytown outside of Portland, Oregon, in April 1936. When the failing economy did not respond to U.S. president Herbert
Hoover's initiatives, the Great Depression worsened and Hoover was blamed for the collapse. Hooverville was the name
given to shantytowns that were occupied by those most severely hurt by the economic calamity.




MLA Citation

"Hooverville near Portland, Oregon." Image. Library of Congress. World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web.
30 Aug. 2010. <http://worldhistory.abc-clio.com/>
Black Thursday on Wall Street




                                                  [Library of Congress]

A crowd gathers on the street in front of the New York Stock Exchange after a sharp drop in stock prices on October 24,
1929, now known as "Black Thursday." By the following Tuesday, the market had completely collapsed. The events of late
October 1929 marked the beginning of the economic crisis known as the Great Depression.




MLA Citation

"Black Thursday on Wall Street." Image. Library of Congress. World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 30
Aug. 2010. <http://worldhistory.abc-clio.com/>
Works Progress Administration (WPA) poster




                                                 [Library of Congress]

Works Progress Administration (WPA) poster shows a blacksmith at work encouraging laborers to work for America. The
WPA was the most comprehensive agency of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, providing jobs and income to the
unemployed during the Great Depression.




MLA Citation

"Works Progress Administration (WPA) poster." Image. Library of Congress. World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO,
2010. Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://worldhistory.abc-clio.com/>

								
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