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        Breadline, Full Program Description

        This text discusses the content of the WGBH program People's Century: "Breadline." Breadline refers to the line that many people stood in to get food during the Great Depression because of drastic economic depression. This introduction touches the stock market crash of 1929, the closure of Chilean copper mines, and the unemployment of over thirteen million Americans. Eyewitness quotes are used to illustrate the desperation of the Great Depression.

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