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29 October 1929: The Great Crash and its Consequences

Saturday 14 March 2020, 1.30PM to 4.30pm

On Tuesday 29 October 1929, share values on the US Stock Market collapsed, Wall Street 'rained' suicidal stockbrokers and investors and a 12 year depression began that affected all Western industrialised countries. Why was the prosperity of the 'Roaring 20s' so abruptly terminated? Was Western liberal democracy itself fatally damaged? To what extent did the economic crisis contribute to the rise of fascism and the coming of war in 1939? Are there any lessons to be learned for the present day?

Tutor: Joseph Oakley MA PGCE

  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Date: 14 March 2020
  • Time: 1.30-4.30pm
  • No. of weeks: 1
  • Full fee: £23

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