The Great Depression was a period beginning after a stock market crash in 1929 and continued to The late 30s to early 40s. The event was the most devistating of ecenomic Depressions in the 20th Century. The Great Depression originated in the United States and quickly spread to the rest of the world. The event caused the unemployment rate to rise all around the world. Personal Income, Tax revenue and prices all fell.
In the NovelEdit
In the Novel, the town of Maycomb is said to have been effected by the great depression in that hardly anyone works, it is very hard to find work, and there is nothing to do or go to. The town escentially barters with each other, for example, Mr Cunningham gives Atticus food in return for being his attorney instead of money.