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Great Depression An International Disaster of Perverse Economic Policies

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ISBN-10: 0472066676

ISBN-13: 9780472066674

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas E. Hall, J. David Ferguson

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The Great Depression was the worst economic catastrophe in modern history. Not only did it cause massive worldwide unemployment, but it also led to the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany, World War II in Europe, and the tragic deaths of tens of millions of people. This book describes the sequence of policy errors committed by powerful, well-meaning people in several countries, which, in combination with the gold standard in place at the time, caused the disaster. In addition, it details attempts to reduce unemployment in the United States by Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, and in Germany by Hitler's National Socialist economic policies. A comprehensive economic and historical explanation of…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 3/2/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Great Depression Timeline
What Happened?
Payback Time?
The Gold Standard
International Considerations
The Start of the Great Depression, 1929-30
Sowing the Seeds of Disaster
1931: The Make-or-Break Year
More Bank Failures, 1932-33
Economic Recovery: The Early Years of the New Deal
Germany: Recovery, but at a Very High Cost
The Second New Deal and the 1937-38 Recession
It's Finally Over
A Summing Up; and Could It Happen Again?