Florida in the Great Depression: Desperation and Defiance

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The financial boom of the 1920s gave Florida citizens a look at prosperity and promise. By 1926, natural disasters, financial misdeeds and failures to realize those promises created a sense of impending doom and forced entrepreneurs into bankruptcy. With the hurricane of 1928, the boom was over, and coupled with bank failures and numerous farming epidemics, Florida plunged into a depression--two years before the stock market crash of 1929. Journey with noted Florida historians Nick Wynne and Joseph Knetsch as they detail the hardships of the times and the defiance of a state determined to rise above them.
ISBN: 9781609498061
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Images: 85
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Nick Wynne is executive director emeritus of the Florida Historical Society. He obtained his PhD in history from the University of Georgia (1980) and taught at several southern universities. He has published seven books on Florida history. He is also the author of a forthcoming novel. Dr. Joe Knetsch, a well respected and highly involved Florida historian, has been continuously employed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection since February 1986. Dr. Knetsch has written extensively on Florida history, publishing several titles with The Florida Historical Society Press.
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