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The Great Depression

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on 18 April 2013

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The Great Depression in the South The south was the poorest section with a per capita income 1/2 of that of the northern states. The Great Depression was an economic slump in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas. At its worst, half of all African Americans were out of work, twice as high as whites. 200,000 homeless people were children. Many searched for food in the trash. The Stock Market crashed in 1929. Farmers depended on cash crops. In 1929 when the average yearly income was $2,300, many African Americans found it hard to make $100 a year. In 1932, 1 in every 4 Americans was unemployed. Many diseases affected the poor during the Great Depression. These disease included malaria, tuberculosis, and pellagra. Recovery was slow and the south would not reach a decent economic state until WWII. A swarm of locusts and a drought hurt farmers even more by making it harder for them to grow their crops. Then by 1933, millions were unemployed. It was the beginning of the worst American depression in history. The horrific conditions in the south caused many to head north. "Most blacks did not even know that the Great Depression has come. They have always been poor and only thought the whites were catching up." - Georgian Wryly The End By Kelly, Justin, and Patti Works Cited
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