The Perils of Prosperity: 1914-1932, William Leuchtenburg. Remarkable list of Depression statistics in the chapter "Smashup."
+ Paula Fass, The Damned and the Beautiful-American Youth in the 1920s.
+ Roderick Nash, The Nervous Generation, American Thought 1917-1930 (excellent short history of the 1920s)
The Lean Years, Irving Bernstein. Depression statistics & anecdotes on suffering of the people. p. 247 Hoover in 1928-"we will abolish poverty!" p. 505 US Steel Statistics.
Digital Public Library of America has some terrific primary sources related to this unit.
Opening 60 minutes of Cinderella Man depict the economic toll of the Depression on an American family (1928 to hat-in-hand scene to end of Corn Griffin fight).
The Dust Bowl, 2012 PBS Documentary by Ken Burns. Episode Two: "The Great Plow-Up"-first 38 minutes./