Publisher description for Hard times : an oral history of the great depression / Studs Terkel.


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In this unique recreation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity. Featuring a mosaic of memories from politicians, businessmen, artists, and writers, from those who were just kids to those who remember losing a fortune, Hard Times is not only a gold mine of information but a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, revealing how the Depression affected the lives of those who experienced it firsthand.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States -- Personal narratives.
Oral history.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- 1919-1933 -- Sources.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Sources.
United States -- Biography.