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Charles R. Geisst

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195130867

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195130863.001.0001

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The Booming Twenties (1920–29)

The Booming Twenties (1920–29)

(p.152) Chapter Six The Booming Twenties (1920–29)
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The boom and stock market crash of the 1920s. The public begins to invest in the stock market. Wall Street expands and banks begin selling securities. Wall Street bankers and brokers become celebrities. Federal Reserve is unable to slow down market bubble. The crash occurs and country quickly slides into depression. Market loss the largest in American history.

Keywords:   banks, bubble, consumer boom, Federal Reserve, Great Depression, securities, stock market crash

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