A Depression-era Shantytown Is Bulldozed by Police Ca. 1937

A Depression-era Shantytown Is Bulldozed by Police Ca. 1937

Streaming Video - 1937
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During the Great Depression high unemployment rates and home foreclosures forced many Americans to live in makeshift tent colonies known as shantytowns. In 1932 World War I veterans assembled their own shantytown, dubbed Hooverville, outside of Washington, DC, to protest President Herbert Hoover's refusal to release wartime service bonuses early to veterans struggling during the economic crisis.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, [1937]
Copyright Date: ©1937
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (0 min., 41 sec.)) : sound.
video file, rda
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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