Farming the Dust Bowl: A First-Hand Account from Kansas

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University Press of Kansas, 1940 - Biography & Autobiography - 255 pages
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This is the story of Lawrence Svobida, a Kansas wheat farmer who fought searing drought, wind, erosion, and economic hard times in the Dust Bowl. It is a vivid account by a farmer who pitted his physical strength, mental faculties, and financial resources against the environment as nature wreaked havoc across the southern Great Plains. Svobida's description of Dust Bowl agriculture is important not only because it accurately describes farming in that region but also because it is one of the few first-hand accounts that remain of the frightening and still haunting dust-laden decade of the 1930's.

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This is a first hand account of a farmer who struggled to raise crops in Kansas between 1931 and 1938, an area and time immortalised in Dorothea Lange´s photographs of the Dust Bowl. Svobida wrote ... Read full review

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wonderful account of farming in the Dust Bowl. I found it to be a first hand account and felt like you were part of it. It showed the struggles of attempting to farm in a desert.

Contents

Foreword
7
Preface
33
The Land Begins to Blow
56
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