Hooverville


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Hooverville

Depression shantytown arising during Hoover administration. [Amer. Hist.: Flexner, 118]
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He ends up dying trying to get people organized in a Hooverville after being fired due to his constant talk about workers' rights (mins.
The legendary soul band, famed for hits such as Forgotten Town, T Harvest for the World, Born Again, Ideal World and Hooverville, will be joined by a host of local talent drawn from Northumberland and the North East.
Hooverville camps also sprang up along the Mississippi River.
They would occasionally get day labor work, they would often stop at the back door of homes for a handout of food, and they would camp in the hundreds of "Hooverville" campsites near most cities.
The distinctive voice of lead singer Garry Christian remains, as they come to The Jam House in Birmingham to play hits like Harvest For The World, Hooverville and Forgotten Town.
They also scored well on the singles chart with Forgotten Town, Hooverville, Ideal World, Words, Born Again and Harvest For The World.
This is a history that would return to haunt the space in the early 1930s, when squatters occupied the park with Hooverville settlements to protest the precarious living conditions of the 99% and the negligence of the Hoover administration.
Singles Hooverville and Ideal World were major chart successes.
While many young music fans may be in the dark, classic 1980s pop songs 'Hooverville' and 'Ideal World' will definitely ring a bell and remind one or two about a band with a political attitude and a distinctive sound.
The town has changed its name, he blogged recently, this place used to be Washingtub City of even Hooverville.
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.