SOSC 3130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Wall Street Crash Of 1929, Stock Market Crash, National Labor Relations Act

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Ideology of separate spheres domestic vs productive work. Reproductive = non-productive/wage-less, not contributing to the economy. Productive work = work performed for the market: unskilled jobs (i. e. garment work) Middle-class women feminine occupations (nursing, teaching: could not access other occupations that they wanted. Housewife firmly established for housework by the 1930s. Economy of 1930s: stock market crash, economic depression; real high unemployment, stocks were overvalued, artificially inflated, stock to value was not equal. Investors started to sell stocks, which led to others to following, leading to crash of the market: left a mark on our society, scared of this psychological issue. After the crash: bank deposits started to begin, 50% of deposits failed, if you had money, you lost it . Instead of depositing, ppl hid money in their walls and houses: went berserk when they found out they couldn"t get their money back, bad weather affected farmers. Increase of grasshoppers: eating away at crops.

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