When the economy slowed down and then suddenly collapsed, so did the stock market. First in London, then dramatically in New York. This triggered the so-called Great Depression, which was a world financial slump that lasted in most countries for around a decade, until the start of World War II.
Did investors and stock brokers who had lost it all leap off of buildings during the 1929 Stock Market Crash?
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Created by Daniel Turner (B.A. (Hons) in History, University College London)
Script: Conan White
Six Days in October by Karen Blumenthal Copyright 2002
The 1929 Stock Market Crash by Martin Gitlin Copyright 2008
The Day the Bubble Burst by Gordon Thomas & Max Morgon-Witts
The Great Depression by Pierre Berton Copyright 1990