The Global Impact of the Great Depression, 1929-1939

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Dietmar Rothermund broadens the conventional focus of the great depression to include its impact on the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. He explains key areas, such as Keynesian theory and the role of the international gold standard.Dietmar Rothermund broadens the conventional focus of the great depression to include its impact on the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The book:* gives the economic background to the depression* examines the causes of the great depression, from the international gold standard to agricultural over-production in the US* describes the effects on different countries from America to India, Africa and Far East Asia* pays particular attention to the impact on the peasantry in developing countries* considers the political consequences, such as fascism in Europe* assesses the aftermath and the re-alignment of America, Europe and its colonies* explains key areas, such as Keynesian theory, in accessible terms.

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For once, a book which actually discusses precisely the topic indicated in its title. This is an interesting but quite brief attempt at explaining how various regions in the world were affected by the ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Dietmar Rothermund is professor emeritus of South Asian history, University of Heidelberg, Germany. He is author of many works on Asian history, including "A History of India "(with H. Kulke), now in its fourth edition.

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