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The 1920s

The 1920s

Current Events & Pop Culture

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The Great Crash Remembered

A New York Times retrospective published in 1999 recounts the financial crash of 1929. The special includes links to original Times coverage of the crash from October and November 1929.


“Seven decades later, the crash of 1929 is remembered as an unnecessary disaster, a market event that need not have led to economic collapse. What is not recalled is that people then, too, were confident about many of the same things that seem so reassuring today.”