The Worst Hard Time - Chapters 9 - 11 Summary & Analysis

Timothy Egan
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Chapter 9: New Leader, New Deal

Bam wandered the country side looking for skunk hides to sell. He learned from those encountered on the road that most people were suffering as badly as he was. The country had tossed out the president and elected a new one. Bam picked up odd jobs whenever he could. He stumbled onto a “Hooverville” in Oklahoma City where thousands of homeless people were living out of orange crates and old cars. School houses closed because there was no money to pay the teachers or heat the classrooms.

Hungry people listen to politicians who talk about food. The people became interested in the concept of democracy. Bill Murray promised if he were president no one would go hungry. But he felt the people had grown soft and lost their will to fight. He wanted to turn back the clock...

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