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In less than 100 years, thousands upon thousands of diamondback terrapins had succumbed to the American appetite, depleting the species. Jesse D. Eriksen/Getty Images hide caption

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Creamed, Canned And Frozen: How The Great Depression Revamped U.S. Diets

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Carrot pullers from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Mexico. "We come from all states and we can't make a dollar in this field noways. [sic] Working from seven in the morning until twelve noon, we earn an average of thirty-five cents." California, February 1937 Dorothea Lange/Library of Congress hide caption

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How The Gold Standard Fueled The Great Depression

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