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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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The 1930s were fundamentally and irrevocably shaped by the stock-market crash on 29 October 1929. As the decade began, Americans still had not recognized the full extent of the economic disaster. Auto magnate Henry Ford was still playing by the old rules when he tried to bolster the economy by lowering prices on his popular Model A and raising his employees' daily pay by one dollar. But even Ford could not prop up the sagging market: by 1933 the country was mired in the worst depression in its history. Wall Street bulls such as Ford and William Durant, both heavy hitters in automobiles, the nation's proudest industry, conceded defeat and started their painful readjustment to the new game of austerity, cutbacks, and shutdowns.

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