Today, few can comprehend what it was like to live through the trauma of the Great Depression as a child. Grinding poverty meant that many children had to work – they had no option, for there was no social security, and an extended childhood was an unaffordable luxury. Despite this, the Depression Generation did not become hard and bitter. Overall, they were a generous and relatively socially cohesive group. This collection of interviews with people who grew up through the Depression – men and women, urban and rural dwellers, native-born and migrant – portrays the essence of this era. These are the speakers’ own stories in their own words, presenting a moving tribute to the courage, resourcefulness, resilience and humour of the Depression Generation. pp. 269 illusts #0416R/0518D ISBN 13: 9781863682657
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