The Global Impact of the Great Depression, 1929-1939

Synopsis

Dietmar Rothermund broadens the conventional focus of the great depression to include its impact on the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The book:* gives the economic background to the depression* examines the causes of the great depression, from the international gold standard to agricultural over-production in the US* describes the effects on different countries from the Americas to India, Africa and East Asia* pays particular attention to the impact on the peasantry in developing countries* considers the political consequences, such as fascism in Europe* assesses the aftermath and the re-alignment of America, Europe and their colonies* explains key areas, such as Keynesian theory, in accessible terms.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1996