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Down, Out, and Hated

Robert S. McElvaine’s _Down and Out in the Great Depression_ is a fascinating look at America during the Depression. Compiled from letters written to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, it presents Americans in their own words, saying what they thought was most important in the Depression. Besides the pleas for help and the…

I somehow missed this Times article in January that documents the rising number of Americans living on nothing but Food Stamps. If you missed it too, you have to read it. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/us/03foodstamps.html This is the American equivalent of living on $2 per day. Sharon