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Writing a History of the Great Depression

Writing a History of the Great Depression
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Key Info
  • Writing a History of the Great Depression
  • Duration: 02:42
  • Writer Liaquat Ahamed examines the key personalities involved in the Great Depression of the 1930s and the events that led up to it in his book 'Lords of Finance'. He describes what we might learn about our current global recession from this time in history and puts it in context of previous periods of financial turmoil, with readings from the book. This clip was first published on the Culture Show Archive, bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/archive.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Writing: Non-Fiction

  • Keywords: depression, recession, finance, stock market, history, first world war, biography, steinbeck
Ideas for use in class
  • Background for understanding of the Great Depression and cultural influences, such as the work of John Steinbeck.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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