Hooverville


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Hooverville

Depression shantytown arising during Hoover administration. [Amer. Hist.: Flexner, 118]
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Excavating histories such as the Hooverville settlements will be a crucial part of our training for Occupy Spring.
While on the run and exploring the streets of New York City during the Great Depression, Annie not only finds her famous sidekick Sandy, but she also shares a meal (and a song) with a Hooverville of individuals made homeless by the recent economic collapse.
But if we're not exactly hoofing it to Hooverville, we nonetheless face one hell of a rough patch.
People from Hooverville, as it was known, are being abducted and genetically modified - let's just say this has something to do with the pig-men.
It's a chance to enjoy again The Christians" hits like Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Harvest For The World and Hooverville - plus their new sounds.
You're the executive officer--president--of the Hooverville First National Bank.
Shooting almost entirely in Toronto, Howard tries to recapture the ethos of Depression-ridden America: narrow alleys into which too many children are crowded playing; the shabby browns and sepias of cheap wood home construction and cheaper men's suits; a nightmarish Hooverville infesting Central Park.
20) In turn he was able to see more clearly the meaning of "the shacks of Hooverville on Riverside Drive, the lines of people waiting before store-fronts rented by the welfare agencies, the piles of furniture on top of which sat the children of evicted tenants, the panhandlers slouching on Fourteenth Street, the idle men standing day after day near the rowboats of Crotona Park.
The film shows the Joads' lot progressively improving, from Hooverville to the peach ranch to the government camp.
Y por supuesto, los espacios pintorescos de la Plaza Mexicana y la recreacion de Hooverville, villorio para volver a los dias de la Gran Depresion.
Here my grandfather saw, and here, on their regular Saturday excursions downtown, Walt and Roz saw too, the Hooverville where whole families were living in shacks made of cardboard and scrap wood.
In Seattle I gazed in horror at the so-called Hooverville, the community of five hundred shacks for the homeless.