During the Great Depression a millions of Americans lost their jobs and their homes and shantytowns dubbed “Hoovervilles” began to spring up throughout the United States. The name was a sign of bitternes toward the President Herbert Clark Hoover, who was blaimed for economic difficulties. Industrial production fell further and with the fall came the massive layoffs. Unemployed would search a job all over the country, migrating from one part to another. Read more about the crisis here.You can also watch a documentary on Youtube of the ordinary people stories during the crisis, first part covering the circumstances of the Great Depression and the second part showing the hardship and the American culture of the period.