Hard Times; an Oral History of the Great Depression Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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A Personal Memoir (and Parenthetical Comment)

• Terkel explains his purposes in writing about the Depression.

• Terkel discusses the decline of his parents' hotel.

• Terkel discusses his college years and career in the radio.

Book 1: The March, The Song, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

• World War I veterans held a Bonus March on Washington, DC in 1932.

• Yip Harburg lost his job and began writing songs.

• Young people resent the elder generation's obsession with the Depression

Book 1: Hard Travelin'

• Hobos traveled the country during the Depression, relying on the help of folks with houses.

• Transient Camps and organizations like the Civilian Conservation Corps helped feed the transient and teach them skills.

Book 1: The Big Money, Man and Boy

• Speculation on Wall Street led to a massive collapse in 1929.

• The banks were shut down by the government for a weekend to shore them up.

Book 1: God Bless' the Child

• Men...

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