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  • Time Period: 1920-1929
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    • Excerpts from VOICES FROM ALABAMA: A TWENTIETH-CENTURY MOSAIC.

    • 1993-00-00
    • In the first passage C. E. Bracknell describes the living conditions and company school at Gobbler's Knob, a village for steelworkers in Jefferson County. The second passage includes accounts by E. L. Lovelady and C. E. Bracknell. Lovelady, who...
    • 2009-06-25
    • "Stocks Rise on Buying Wave."

    • 1929-10-31
    • "Stocks Go Up as Mart Is Steadied." This article reports "turbulent buying operations" in the stock market after the "frenzied selling of the past week." This activity was driven by people taking advantage of low stock prices after the recent crash.
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Crash May Liven Business."

    • 1929-10-30
    • "Many Branches Of Trade To Be Benefited, View Of Fiscal Officials." This article suggests that the recent stock market crash will benefit many businesses because of resulting "easy money rates, accompanied by a rejuvenated bond market and a...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Stocks Dip to Lows After Rally from Panicky Sales."

    • 1929-10-29
    • This article reports than an Iowan senator has predicted nationwide panic and bankruptcy because of the ongoing declines on Wall Street. The article also describes stock market conditions after "Black Tuesday," mentioning efforts by financial...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "The Agree That Business is Sound."

    • 1929-10-29
    • This article reports that the country's financial leaders do not believe that the stock market crash will have long-lasting negative effects on business: "All business and industrial leaders and all persons in official positions whose opinion is...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Prices Collapse As Stock Mart Goes 'Haywire.'"

    • 1929-10-29
    • This article reports that stock prices have continued to fall after the crash on October 24 ("Black Thursday"). Though financial leaders who met to discuss the matter seem to take "a more hopeful view of the situation," the floor of the stock...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Many Issues Fall to Low Levels on Wave of Selling."

    • 1929-10-28
    • This article, written the day before "Black Tuesday," reports that "prices broke wide open" in the stock market during the day: "Many of the leaders sold close to the low levels established in last Thursday's dramatic collapse in prices, and some...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Conditions Good, Says President."

    • 1929-10-26
    • This article reports that the nation's financial condition is sound despite the stock market crash on October 24 ("Black Thursday"): "The fundamental business of the country is on a sound and profitable basis, President Hoover asserted Friday, in a...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Back to Normalcy."

    • 1929-10-26
    • This article argues that the stock market crash was inevitable because "the country had gone speculation mad"; while the country will suffer "painful consequences," the author predicts that "the shock will not be so severe as it has been on former...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Bell Rings and Roar of Stock Market Subsides."

    • 1929-10-25
    • This article describes reaction to "Black Thursday," October 24, 1929; according to the author, the atmosphere of the stock exchange was mostly calm and businesslike while the public on the street was in a frenzy: "Looking down from the meager...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Wall Street Is Under Guard of Reserve Police."

    • 1929-10-25
    • This article reports that the police commissioner of New York has ordered over five hundred extra patrolmen and detectives to Wall Street to protect the area from possible chaos during the stock market decline. The commissioner has also warned...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Rush of Selling Brings History's Wildest Market."

    • 1929-10-25
    • This article gives a lively account of the stock market collapse on October 24 ("Black Thursday"): "The remarkable era of avid public speculation in stocks which has swept over the country during the past five years came to a climax today in the...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Stock Collapse Hits Cotton, Grain."

    • 1929-10-24
    • "Staple Off $2.50 a Bale and Wheat Declines 12 Cents." This article reports stock market conditions on "Black Thursday," when "Stocks were again dumped on the market in terrific volume...and wall Street trading facilities were completely swamped."...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Stock Market Suffers Swiftest Decline Experienced in Years."

    • 1929-10-24
    • This article describes the stock market decline on October 23: "The stock market suffered the swiftest and most hair raising drop in recent financial history today, a sweeping decline far more drastic than anything yet experienced in this modern...
    • 2010-01-25

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