Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the "Forgotten Man"

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INTRODUCTION
We're about down and out and the only good thing about it that I see is that there's not much farther down we can go Unemployed man, 1935

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - The Early Depression 33
  • Chapter 1 - Reactions to Hoover and Economic Breakdown 35
  • Part II - Conditions of Life in the Thirties 49
  • Chapter 2 - Proud but Frightened: Middle-Class Hardship 51
  • Chapter 3 - The Grass Roots: Rural Depression 67
  • Chapter 4 - A Worse Depression: Black Americans in the 1930s 79
  • Chapter 5 - To Be Old, Sick, and Poor 95
  • Chapter 6 - The Forgotten Children 113
  • Part III - Reactions to the Depression 121
  • Chapter 7 - Attitudes toward Relief 123
  • Chapter 8 - The Conservative 143
  • Chapter 9 - The Desperate 155
  • Chapter 10 - The Cynical 173
  • Chapter 11 - The Rebellious 183
  • Part IV - The "Forgotten Man" Looks at Roosevelt 201
  • Chapter 12 - The Unconvinced 203
  • Chapter 13 - Our Savior 215
  • Notes 235
  • Sources of Letters 243
  • Index 247
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