lunes, 22 de febrero de 2016


·What  were they?

 A Hooverville was a shanty town built by homeless people during the Great Depression. There were hundreds of them across the country during the 1930s and many people lived in this slums. Also Hoovervilles has a featured in popular culture. Films like My Man Godfrey and Sullivan's Travels show us how was life at Hoovervilles.

·Who were they named after? Why?

They were named after Herbert Hoover who was the President of the United States of America because he was the President during the Great Depression also he was blame for the Great Depression due to the people said.

·  In The Grapes of Wrath, the Joad family stay in a Hooverville. Who wrote the novel?

 The one who wrote The Grapes of Wrath was John Steinbeck . He was an american writer that won the Nobel Price of Literature. He studied at Stanford's University. He worked at a farm in his childhood and also in the construction of Madison Square Garden. At the age of 28 years old his money ran out because of the slow market, he had experienced the Crash of  1929.


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