Hooverville

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Hooverville

Depression shantytown arising during Hoover administration. [Amer. Hist.: Flexner, 118]
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No more Hoovervilles, when during the post-Wall Street crash years, thousands of homeless people set up shacks in New York's Central Park.
The makeshift towns of shacks, tents, and trailers were dubbed New Hoovervilles, after the camps of homeless that had appeared early in the Great Depression while Herbert Hoover was president.
Angered by how the capitalist system abandoned the unemployed living in Hoovervilles along the highways and underneath the bridges of America, Guthrie reported, "A drunk don't like his own vomit.
Alabama Was still under the Depression and she took us to visit the Hoovervilles.
During the depression and the Administration of President Herbert Hoover, Hoovervilles grew on the outskirts of suburbs and edge cities.
Or the many hundreds of millions subsisting in contemporary Hoovervilles, dealing in used cardboard futures?
The camps were a great improvement over the miserable Hoovervilles in which many migrants had been living.
It is not one of the wretched labor camps, the infamous Hoovervilles, where farmers fleeing the Oklahoma dust bowl lived in shacks of cardboard and flattened tin cans during the Great Depression.
One of the largest Hoovervilles in the city existed on Tenth Street and the East River.
In the companion book, Robert Moses dominates the section on the Thirties, though there is also the standard material on bread lines, soup kitchens, Hoovervilles, and the New Deal.