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The Monday American: A History Podcast

30 EpisodesProduced by Andrew Gehrt | American History PodcasterWebsite

American history, one story at a time. Every episode tells the story of the people and the events that matter in America's past. As history is learned, it becomes apparent that hindsight isn't always 20/20; context matters. Listen to the American History podcast that never removes the story from His… read more

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The Great Depression: The Dustbowl of Despair

This episode is brought to you by Sudio Headphones. Visit the website by clicking hereor visiting sudio.com/USand enter the promo code: “MONDAYAMERICAN” to get 15% off of anyorder placed including free international shipping!   Visit the official website(www.themondayamerican.com) to listen to all our episodes, shop for officialMonday Americanswag, contact us, and appreciate our use of the oxford comma!   The Monday Americanis proudly part of the Podcast Advocate Network.To find out more visit the website by clicking hereor by going to podcastadvocate.network   America reels in the face of the worst economic disaster ever faced. The attempts to bring the country and its people out of the Dust-bowl of despair only make things worse.   The nation of wealth and prosperity in the post World War I era suddenly finds itself scrambling to keep its own people from starving in the streets while the world watches on. The attempts to right the ship serve as a lesson to future generations on the danger of government power-grabbing; even when fueled by the most noble of intentions.   Democracy is challenged on a global stage after it nearly collapsed from the Civil war. America pays a painful price to learn the lessons of economics and what happens when the Government takes action and control despite honest intentions.     Sources Used:

 

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