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Teaching Module: The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

Author: Amity Shlaes, Former Hayek Senior Fellow for Political Economy
November 20, 2008

This module features teaching notes by Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, along with other resources to supplement the text. In her book, Miss Shlaes asserts that the real question about the Depression is not whether Roosevelt ended it with World War II, but why the Depression lasted so long. She argues that federal intervention between 1929 and 1940 unnecessarily deepened and prolonged the Depression.

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