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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

The Crash of 1929

  • Aired: 10/26/2009
  • 54:20
  • Expires: 10/26/2014
  • Rating: TV-G
Based on eight years of continued prosperity, presidents and economists alike confidently predicted that America would soon enter a time when there would be no more poverty, no more depressions -- a "New Era" when everyone could be rich.
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The Crash of 1929
It was a time when the stock market epitomized the false promise of permanent prosperity.
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