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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