Crash of '29

The Crash of '29, which has been prefigured by the crisis of 1907 in the previous chapter, and the inexorable sinking of the stock market in 1930 and beyond almost ruin the fictional Master family in the 'Empire State' chapter of New York.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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