:: Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression

New to databases? Click here for quick introduction!

Description from publisher:
These comprehensive volumes give students and researchers a detailed look at the actions and impact of key events in world history.

Combining basic facts and background with global perspectives, each one to three-volume set is dedicated to a single major world event and includes primary source documents that bring history to life for students.

Each volume includes 15-20 entries, ranging from 15 to 20 pages each, covering a specific issue or incident related to the event. Entries follow a standard format to facilitate comparison between entries and typically include:
  • An Introduction (an overview essay briefly discussing the event)
  • Bibliography and sources for further research (an annotated list of additional resources)
  • Chronology (a sidebar detailing events in order of occurrence)
  • Historic forces (a summary of the key political, social, and economic forces that influenced the event)
  • Issue/Incident Summary (an explanatory essay explaining the key causes, historical context and implications of the event)
  • Notable People (an annotated list of the major figures involved)
  • Perspectives (an exploration of different perspectives on the event, including local, national and international perspectives)
and more.

>> Please click here to access Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression.
Access Options:

This database can be accessed from any of Thrall Library's public Internet or research computers.

Concerning access outside the library:

Members of Middletown Thrall Library may log in to this service using their library barcode.

Access Issues?

Please call our Reference Dept. at (845) 341-5461 when the library is open.

You can also...

Tips & Special Features:

This is a "Virtual Reference Library" (VRL) title. What does that mean? It means you are accessing an electronic (web-based) equivalent of the actual book as it was published in print. Thrall owns multiple VRL titles.

When you first access this title, you will see a Search box with a "within this publication" check box checked. You can either search the contents of this electronic work or browse it according to its Table of Contents by clicking the "eTable of Contents" link above the image of the book's cover near the top of the page.

You can also access the "eBook Index" to jump to indexed topics within the publication.
For Further Exploration...


Technical Considerations:
Experiencing access/technical issues?
Please see the ACCESS OPTIONS section of this page.


If you would like some assistance in using this database or finding any information, please speak with one of our librarians at the Reference Department or contact us:

By telephone: (845) 341-5461

Online: Ask a Librarian!

Other destinations...

[ Web Guides ]     [ Blogs ]     [ Library Catalog ]     [ Library Home Page ]