The Last Trolley Stop: Memories of Poverty, Bigotry, and Religiosity in Washington, D.C. and Rural Kentucky During the Great Depression Heber Bouland

ISBN: 9781500155056

Published: August 13th 2014

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110 pages


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The Last Trolley Stop: Memories of Poverty, Bigotry, and Religiosity in Washington, D.C. and Rural Kentucky During the Great Depression  by  Heber Bouland

The Last Trolley Stop: Memories of Poverty, Bigotry, and Religiosity in Washington, D.C. and Rural Kentucky During the Great Depression by Heber Bouland
August 13th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 110 pages | ISBN: 9781500155056 | 7.38 Mb

The Last Trolley Stop, Heber Boulands eyewitness account of the Great Depression, gives a candid and honest examination of a pivotal time in American history. His narrative has humor, the naughty, and the tragic.When President Roosevelt wasMoreThe Last Trolley Stop, Heber Boulands eyewitness account of the Great Depression, gives a candid and honest examination of a pivotal time in American history. His narrative has humor, the naughty, and the tragic.When President Roosevelt was inaugurated for the first time, Heber Bouland was a few weeks shy of his fifth birthday and too young to understand the many effects of the Great Depression that surrounded him.Bouland lived with his family in Takoma Park, at the northern edge of Washington, DC, a neighborhood of contradictions.

A US senator lived there in a fine house. White homebuyers signed agreements not to resell to coloreds. Seventh-day Adventists, a nationwide religious minority, were dominant there. Yet this privileged, segregated community also included two small poverty-stricken ghettos inhabited by African-Americans-the very darkies the whites were so desperate to avoid.Visits to his uncles small tobacco farm in western Kentucky, where he witnessed toddlers laboring in tobacco fields, gave him a rural perspective of the depression.Bouland saw firsthand the devastating effects of depression era bigotry, religious hypocrisy, and poverty-effects he accepted as a child, but that appalled him as an adult.



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