1929: The Great Crash

1929: The Great Crash

Posted On: January 16, 2012
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Examining the causes of the Wall Street Crash, when the US stock market lost a third of its value over six desperate days in October 1929, causing the loss of more than $25 billion in individual wealth. 3,000 banks later failed and took investors’ savings with them. People who lived through that turbulent period describe the biggest financial catastrophe in history.