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Roll of Thunder : African American Life in the 1930s: The Great Depression

How authentic is Mildred D. Taylor's depiction of African American life in the South during the 1930's in the historical novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry? Let's explore that question in this guide.

Mississippi in the 1930's

Non-Fiction Book Titles about the Great Depression and African Americans

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Down Cut Shin Creek : the pack horse librarians of Kentucky - Kathi Appelt & Jeanne Cannella Schmitzer

Call Number: 027.076 APP
ISBN: 0060291354
Publication Date: 2001

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Children of the Great Depression - Freedman, Russell
Call Number: 305.23 FRE
ISBN: 9780618446308
Publication Date: 2005

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Children of the Dust Bowl : the true story of the school at Weedpatch Camp - Jerry Stanley
Call Number: 305.23 STA
ISBN: 0517587823
Publication Date: 1992

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Riding the rails : teenagers on the move during the Great Depression - Errol Lincoln Uys
Call Number: 305.5 UYS
ISBN: 0415945755
Publication Date: 2003
To Ask for an Equal Chance: African Americans in the Great Depression - Cheryl Lynn Greenberg
Call Number: 305.896 Gre
ISBN: 978-0742551893
Publication Date: 2010


The era which began soon after the Stock Market crash of 1929, the Great Depression was one of the worst economic downturns in United States history.

Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

Keywords and Phrases for Research

Great Depression Dust Bowl
Depression -1929 Stock Market Crash 1929
Dust Bowl Era Migrant Workers
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) WPA
New Deal

Stories about The Great Depression

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