Summary Of Letters To Black Tuesday

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“My dear mother would tell us about the census taker who received a negative to every question: Do you have inside plumbing? Central heating? Running water? Refrigeration? Gas or electric stove? Telephone?” Finally, he asked ‘well lady, what do you have,” Clark Biddle reiterated. Subsequently, to Black Tuesday in 1929 civilians lost everything they had. Given the situation, children as young as five years old wrote letters to Eleanor Roosevelt hoping to be granted with the slightest of necessities. L. H. Gravette wrote, “I am in the seventh grade but I have to stay out of school because I have no books or clothes to ware. I am in need of dresses & slips and a coat very bad.” Multiple children hoped Mrs. Roosevelt would provide them with used

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