Brighton Beach Memoirs
Brighton Beach Memoirs was written by Neil Simon
the great depression
The Great Depression (1929-39) was the deepest and longest economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world. In the United States, the Great Depression began soon after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors. Over the next several years, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing steep declines in industrial output and rising levels of unemployment as failing companies laid off workers. By 1933, when the Great Depression reached its lowest point, some 13 to 15 million Americans had lost their jobs. Many people had suffered and starved. Though the relief and reform measures put into place by President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression in the 1930s, the economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II kicked American industry.
colleges in the 1930
Back in the 1930s during the great depression college was probably the most expensive
anybody could buy back then. college costed around 310