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CLIP 11152

How the Wall Street Crash affected local communities

How the Wall Street Crash affected local communities

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Key Info
  • How the Wall Street Crash affected local communities
  • Duration: 04:09
  • A American mill town devastated by the depression had three out of seven people unemployed which had a devastating effect on the local economy. Mary O'Keefe a local shop owner in the town describes the effects of the crash and how she provided credit for her customers.
  • Credits: Footage Farm, National Archives Washington, Library of Congress Washington
  • Subject:



    USA: 1917-1941

  • Keywords: crash, depression, unemployed, economy, local, debt, wall street, wall st
Ideas for use in class
  • Are there any similarities with the economy today? If so what?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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