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University Press of Kentucky

The Banking Crisis of 1933

The Banking Crisis of 1933

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On March 6, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt, less than forty-eight hours after becoming president, ordered the suspension of all banking facilities in the United States. How the nation had reached such a desperate situation and how it responded to the banking ""holiday"" are examined in this book, the first full-length study of the crisis. Although the 1920s had witnessed a wave of bank failures, the situation worsened after the 1929 stock market crash, and by the winter of 1932-1933, complete bankin

Author: Susan Estabrook Kennedy
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Published: 07/15/2014
Pages: 280
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.64d
ISBN: 9780813152912

About the Author

Susan Estabrook Kennedy is assistant professor of history at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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