Eric Ruchway The Great Depression Analysis

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the poor distribution income and unemployment was again showed in the work of Eric Rauchway. In his book “The great depression” he said, “11.5 million out of work represented only the workers who had no pay check. Many of them had families who depended on them for a living. So the 11.5 million who had jobs represented something like thirty million Americans who had lost their source of income,” (p.40). And the people that were affected more were the blacks and Mexican. The blacks earned very little. From the Digital History Textbook under the human meaning of the great depression, “But no groups suffered more from the depression than African and Mexican Americans. Macon County, Alabama, home of Booker T. Washing con’s famous Tuskegee Institute, most black families lived in homes without wooden floors or windows or sewage disposal and subsisted on salt pork, cornbread and molasses. In come average less than a dollar a day.” This statement is showing how difficult it was for families and their income that was less than average was a height of concern and how distressed it was in regards to employment. This great depression period in the U.S.…show more content…
During the period of great depression business trade that went on between countries became stifled. Many farm produced was reduced and industry jobs were slowed down, especially the farm produced. Many farmers could not produce because of falling farm prices, less consumption and the continuous laying off of workers all affected the farmers so much that there was decrease in exports. Coupled with the effect of the post-world war 1, much of the thriving of 1920s was a recurrent sequence of debt for the American farmer, reducing from farm prices and the necessity to purchase expensive machinery. Thus, the rest of the nation’s felt and saw it as a severe drop and the United States loss much of his external
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