Publisher description for Children of the Great Depression / Russell Freedman.
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As he did for frontier children in his enormously popular
Children of the Wild West, Russell Freedman illuminates the lives of the American children affected by the economic and social changes of the Great Depression. Middle-class urban youth, migrant farm laborers, boxcar
kids, children whose families found themselves struggling for survival . . . all Depression-era young people faced challenges like unemployed and demoralized parents, inadequate food and shelter, schools they couldn"t attend because they had to go to work, schools that simply closed their doors. Even so, life had its bright spots--like favorite games and radio shows--and many young people remained upbeat and optimistic about the future.
Drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, and other firsthand accounts, and richly illustrated with classic archival photographs, this book by one of the most celebrated authors of nonfiction for children places the Great Depression in context and shows young readers its human face. Endnotes, selected bibliography, index.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Children -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Children -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Juvenile literature.