This insightful series presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, we're encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include firsthand speeches, letters, diary entries, and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professionals historians are included in each chapter.
Photographs from the period supplement well-researched, historical information
Primary source excerpts help with document-based text questions
Panels featuring historians' opinions encourage critical thinking and offer opportunities for debate
Glossary, sources of further information, and index
The decade of the 1920s was a good time to be an American; wealth and luxury were on the rise, culture and music had reached a new pinnacle, and the world was returning to normalcy following World War I. All this changed after the Great Depression, which would last more than a decade. Why Did the Great Depression Happen? explores the causes that led up to this event that affected not only the United States, but many other countries as well.
Why Did the Cold War Happen?
Why Did the Great Depression Happen?
Why Did Hiroshima Happen?
Why Did the Holocaust Happen?
Why Did the Rise of the Nazis Happen?
Why Did the Vietnam War Happen?
Why Did World War I Happen?
Why Did World War II Happen?
Table of Contents
1 The Roots of the Problem 4
2 Boom and Bust 10
3 Depression Takes Hold 18
4 The Long Fight Back 26
5 A False Dawn 34
6 A New Conflict 40
Great Depression Timeline 46
Further Information 47