The Myth of the Great Depression

Author(s): David Potts


Tradition has it that the Great Depression of the 1930s swept through Australia like a raging flood, tearing up the garden of the 1920s and imposing terrible suffering on the population at large. David Potts ran a program for his students to interview anyone who remembered the period. After his students interviewed 1,200 Depression survivors, and Potts himself trawled through many first-person accounts, it became evident that adverse impacts of the depression had been over-emphasised - and that good things occurred in the 1930s which the Depression itself did not undermine, and to which it might even have contributed. Review: "Regardless of whether you are interested in a different take on the Depression years, this analysis includes interesting first-hand accounts of struggling lives and some salutary lessons on what it takes to be happy." --Alison Hetherington, "Herald Sun"

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$35.00(AUD) RRP $39.95(AUD)

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General Fields

  • : 9781921372643
  • : UNID
  • : UNID
  • : March 2009
  • : 206mm X 137mm X 36mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Potts
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 994
  • : 432
  • : illustrations