THE GREAT DEPRESSION:
Its Causes and Cure
For liberals and conservatives alike, the Great Depression serves
as a natural debating point that "justifies" or "refutes"
various economic policies. Unfortunately, the Great Depression and the
New Deal are complex topics that are open to many interpretations. In an
effort to further this debate, I have compiled a list of hard statistics
and dates that should dispel some of the more unwarranted historical revisionism.
Reading this site straight through gives a comprehensive overview
of the Great Depression. Clicking on the links entitled "More"
gives a more detailed explanation of points raised in the overview. I highly
recommend reading the overview first, since the sub-arguments can get rather
lengthy and digressive.
"The Great Depression" is far and away the most popular part of my
site. It has even been favorably linked in Paul Krugman's February 5,
column, "The Dismal Scientist." (Krugman is expected to win a Nobel
prize in economics.) I receive tons of
e-mail about this site, especially from high-school students writing term
papers. Consequently, I have included a short FAQ at the bottom of this page
to respond to the most common questions.
Here are the main links to this site:
Causes of the Great Depression:
A Review of Keynesian Theory
Events of the 1920s
The Great Depression:
Timelines of the Great Depression
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you provide me with the sources of your information?
The specific sources of my information can be found at the bottom of the
Timelines. If you would like to cite
my website as a reference source, use the following:
Can you provide me with more information about the Depression?
(Like about blacks, workers, farm people, Canadians, Europeans, etc.?)
Steve Kangas, "The Great Depression: Its Causes and Cure,"
Sorry, but no. I've included most of what I already know
on these pages. For off-beat, esoteric or specialized information,
consult your favorite search engine or library.
Can you provide me with pictures of the Great Depression?
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