The Great Depression
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The Great Depression
Per its title, this epic, multipart documentary miniseries from The History Channel covers the single most devastating financial crisis of the Twentieth Century: The Great Depression. Beginning with the colossal stock market crash of 1929, the United States entered an economic downturn that yielded massive, widespread unemployment, rescued both by the efforts of Franklin Roosevelt and the U.S. entry into World War II circa 1941. Part One of this program, "The Great Shake-Up," surveys the tumultuous changes undergone by the U.S. from 1929-32, including the sweeping election of FDR and… More