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Black Tuesday

Romania in Crisis: Police Violence, Political Immunity, and Environmental Discontents

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home
Adam Cernea Clark

Last Tuesday, as protesters chanted outside of government offices in Bucharest, Romania, the Romanian legislature rejected Law 330/2013, which would h...

"Black Tuesday" and "Happy Days Are Here Again" at 80

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert S. McElvaine

In what must rank as one of the most ironic coincidences in history, "Happy Days Are Here Again" was recorded on the day that was to be called "Black Tuesday" and become synonymous with the with the onset of the Great Depression.

Echoes of a Distant Crash

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert S. McElvaine

Eighty years ago this week, an enormous sound emanated from lower Manhattan and began to spread in waves across the nation and, eventually, the world.

"Black Tuesday" plus 79 Years

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert S. McElvaine

The downward spiral of the Depression was already underway a few months before "Black Tuesday." The market crash reflected the economic problems; it did not cause them. The same is true today.