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American Experience; Crash of 1929, The


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American Experience
Crash of 1929, The
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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On October 29, 1929 -- Black Monday -- the lifelong dreams of hundreds of thousands of stock market investors -- middle class secretaries, clerks, small businessmen -- vanished in a few hours, along with their hard earned savings. Decades later, the psychological trauma caused by the events of this day is still visible. This program examines the reasons behind the crash, whether the crash was predictable, and if it brought on the great depression of the 1930s.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Crash of 1929, The,” 01/05/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7A3C4EEE82C42D681CDB98183112508.
MLA: “American Experience; Crash of 1929, The.” 01/05/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7A3C4EEE82C42D681CDB98183112508>.
APA: American Experience; Crash of 1929, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7A3C4EEE82C42D681CDB98183112508
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