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Title Work

Title No: 33

Title: The Road to rock bottom

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Television

Date: 1993 (Published)

Original Summary:
Economic collapse took its toll on rural America. Crops went unsold, farm mortgages were called in by banks, hungry farmers protested, demanding food, and robberies increased dramatically. By 1932, while "Pretty Boy" Floyd was  robbing banks across Oklahoma, the United States Army was called in to defend the nation's capital from veterans who were demanding that President Hoover and Congress pay a bonus for their service in World War I. The program ends with Franklin Roosevelt's landslide election to the Presidency.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Subjects: Depressions--1929--United States; United States--History--1919-1933; United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945; United States--History--1933-1945

ProducerBlackside, Inc.
ProducerHampton, Henry
NarratorMorton, Joe

Component Contents x5

5430-1-33-2Digital : Video/quicktime 
5430-2-33-2Digital : Video/dvcpro 50 
5430-3-33-2Digital : Video/mpeg 
5430-4-33-2Disc : DVD 
5430-5-33-2Disc : DVD 

Contained By x2

Title NoTitle
5430The Great Depression
31Not for public viewing

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