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/ˈhu vərˌvɪl/ Show Spelled[hoo-ver-vil] Show IPA. noun. a collection of huts and shacks, as at the edge of a city, housing the unemployed during the 1930s.

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The “Bonus Army” and the Torching of Hooverville
and were called 'Hoovervilles.' By July, almost 25000 peo- ple lived in Anacostia, making it the largest in the country.
Bud, Not Buddy
Describe Hoovervilles and why they sprang up all over the country. Discuss why they were called this name. •.
Not a Hooverville in Sight
Aug 22, 2004 pessimists have echoed her in drawing analogies to the 1930's, you might think that millions of. Americans are living in Hoovervilles.
Table of Contents
He is the first one Bud speaks to in Hooverville. He gives him In the 1930s, Hoovervilles (shantytowns) formed coast to coast in cities of the United States.

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Glenn Beck caught off-guard by call about tent "Hoovervilles" in Philadelphia
Yesterday, toward the end of the second hour of his three-hour radio show, Glenn Beck was caught somewhat off-guard by a caller who brought up the topic of "Hoovertown" tent communities in Philadelphia.
House Hunt: Five Homes for Sale Built During the Great Depression
By Darren McRoy The early 1930's—the worst throes of the Great Depression—likely provided more opportunities for building Hoovervilles than houses that would still be around in 2011.
HUFFPOST HILL - Congress' Manic Last-Minute Debt Maneuvering
Liberals are worried that the committee will severely weaken the safety net and expedite some sort of Hooverville bubble (side note: we're feeling bullish about Hoovervilles).
Guinta would take us back to Hooverville
Abandon the foolish notion of "starve the beast" to force government to shrink to the pre-New Deal, Hooverville era. Better yet, let's abandon Mr. Guinta and those like him because they clearly won't budge.
FDR and Obama: Different Men, Different Challenges, Different Times
Popular opinion placed much of the blame on the incumbent Hoover; his name became a byword for the suffering of the unemployed as in Hoovervilles (shantytowns of the unemployed) and Hoover blankets (their newspaper wraps) etc.

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Hooverville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Hooverville was the popular name for shanty towns built by homeless people during the Great Depression.
During the Great Depression, Hoovervilles were shanty towns of the poor and otherwise homeless.
Hoovervilles and Homelessness
Dec 29, 2009 "Hooverville" became a common term for shacktowns and homeless encampments during the Great Depression.
Hoovervilles — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts
During the Great Depression, untold numbers of homeless people built shantytowns known as Hoovervilles across the U.S..
What is a Hooverville?

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