Crash of '29

The Crash of '29, which has been prefigured by the crisis of 1907 in the previous chapter, and the inexorable sinking of the stock market in 1930 and beyond almost ruin the fictional Master family in the 'Empire State' chapter of New York.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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