A canadian soldier's 'war flowers' and the resilience of the human spirit war flowers, a new exhibition on now at the canadian war museum, tells the stories of canadians in the first world war through floriography, sculpture, scent and sound. 85 the great depression the 1930s depression is profoundly and deeply associated, in the popular mind, with the prairie dust bowl, one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in canadian history it was, in fact, something like a ticking time-bomb.
Because the effect of the depression across the various regions of canada was so uneven, the response to it was equally uneven an out-of-work family in calgary could receive up to $60 per month while a similar family in halifax would receive only $19 per month. Resilience is what gives people the psychological strength to cope with stress and hardship it is the mental reservoir of strength that people are able to call on in times of need to carry them through without falling apart.
James r mcgovern, and a time for hope: americans in the great depression westport, ct: praeger publishers, 2001 xii + 354 pp $6995 (hardcover), isbn: 0-275-96786-7 $2495 (paperback), isbn: 0-275-97544-4 reviewed for ehnet by ranjit s dighe, department of economics, state university of new york at oswego.
The resilience of canadian's spirit helps them through the great depression.
The worldwide great depression of the early 1930s was a social and economic shock that left millions of canadians unemployed, hungry and often homeless few countries were affected as severely as canada during what became known as the dirty thirties, due to canada’s heavy dependence on raw material and farm exports, combined with a crippling prairies drought.