Content Type
Student Resource
Grade Level
Eighth grade, Ninth grade, Tenth grade, Eleventh grade, Twelfth grade
Object Type
Read the fine print

In 1929, the stock market crashed in the worst economic collapse in American history. It was even worse than that time the NYSE tripped and did a face plant in the middle of Wall Street. We call it the Great Depression, and Shmoop’s guide will give you all the details: summary, analysis, timeline, people, photos, and more.

Since 2008, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can.

We own 100% of our content and present both a consistent voice and a distinctive product offering. Our Learning Guides, Online Courses, College Readiness Prep, and Test Prep balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand why they should care.