Drought & depression
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2018
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"The Great Depression of the 1930s often recalls images of the drought-stricken Great Plains. Prolonged drought exacerbated the economic effects of the Great Depression to such a degree that the prairies became the epicentre of the disaster in Canada. Between 1929 and 1932, per capita incomes fell by 49% in Manitoba, 61% in Alberta and an astounding 72% in Saskatchewan. The result was enormous social and political upheaval that sent shockwaves through the rest of the country. In this sixth volume of the History of the Prairie West series, contributors explore the cultural, political, and economic repercussions of climate change and financial upheaval on the region and its people."-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Series:
History of the Prairie West series
History of the Prairie West series ; v. 6.
History of the Prairie West series ; vol 6
Subjects:
Depressions -- 1929 -- Prairie Provinces.
Droughts -- Prairie Provinces -- History -- 20th century.
Prairie Provinces -- Economic conditions -- 1905-1945.
Prairie Provinces -- Politics and government -- 1905-1945.
Prairie Provinces -- Social conditions -- 1905-1945.
Other Authors:
Marchildon, Gregory P., 1956- editor.
ISBN:
9780889775398
0889775397
Description:
ix, 357 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 23 cm.
Other Title:
Drought and depression
Notes:
Canadiana.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
The dry belt and changing aridity in the Palliser Triangle, 1895-2000 / Gregory P. Marchildon, Jeremy Pittman, and David J. Sauchyn
Schools and social disintegration in the Alberta dry belt of the twenties / David C. Jones
Institutional adaptation to drought and the special areas of Alberta, 1909-1939 / Gregory P. Marchildon
History, public memory and the land abandonment crisis of the 1920s / Curt McManus
Bienfait : origins and legacy of the coal miners' strike of 1931 / Stephen Endicott
Unemployed struggles in Saskatchewan and Canada, 1930-1935 / Lorne Brown
No help for the farm help : the farm employment plans of the 1930s in prairie Canada / Cecilia Danysk
Soldier settlement and depression settlement in the forest fringe of Saskatchewan / John McDonald
Homesteading in northern Alberta during the Great Depression : a life history approach / Clinton N. Westman
The Red Cross and relief in Alberta, 1920s-1930s / Nancy M. Sheehan
From short-term emergency to long-term crisis : public works projects in Saskataoon, 1929-1932 / Eric J. Strikwerda
Robert Weir : forgotten farmer-minister in R.B. Bennett's depression-era cabinet / Gregory P. Marchildon and Carl Anderson
Alberta social credit reappraised : the radical character of the early social credit movement / Alvin Finkel
The rural prairie novel and the Great Depression / Victor Carl Friesen.
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