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Invisible Scar: The Great Depression, & What It Did to American Life, from Then Until Now

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Crammed with fact and illuminating anecdote, The Invisible Scar makes brilliantly clear the far-reaching effects of the Great Depression on business and government; on women, sex, and life; on education , the professions, and political ideas; on what we think is fun; and above all, what the decade of economic standstill did to the individual American as a human being.
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Published June 28th 1966 by Longman Publishing Group
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Perhaps the best book I've read on the human impact of the Great Depression in the United States. For an accessible, journalistic or even impressionistic book, Bird covers a tremendous amount of ground - the politics of the New Deal (she stresses it was geared toward helping the middle class, not the genuinely impoverished), the economics, changes in business (one of her best chapters is how the Depression hastened a revolution in American business), and lastly on the human and social impact of ...more
Invisible scars were borne by a host of Americans who lived through the Great Depression of the 1930s. Caroline Bird's book, "Invisible Scar," was made largely incidental through the passing of decades. By the advent of the 21st Century, Great Depression survivors and the ways in which their lives and hopes and thinking were altered no longer had urgency. Now America is once again caught up in a depression/recession/downturn/economic upheaval. There is not yet even a name for it. People are bein ...more
This book backs up all the stories that my mother told me and then some. It is well-researched and full of detail but it is also easy to see the Ms. Bird had her own opinions about some of the reasons that things went so very wrong and how ordinary people were affected.
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Really good. It's a great social history both of the 1930s and the 1960s when it was written.
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Caroline Bird was the only child of Hobart Stanley Bird and Ida Brattrud. Her father was a crusading journalist and civil rights activist in Cuba before establishing a law practice in New York City. One of his ancestors was the first mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, and Caroline’s great grandmother taught in Madison’s first school. Caroline has had a lifelong interest in her pioneer ancestors and thei ...more
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