The Dust Bowl

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History Compass LLC, Jan 1, 1970 - History - 60 pages
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The "Dust Bowl" describes both a time in American history (mid-1930s) and a region (the Great Plains). Severe weather, misuse of land by farmers, and economic pressures from the Great Depression meant that farmers and families in a large area of the central U.S. were faced with loss of usable land, lack of work, and poverty. This is their story, told in their words and in photographs. Included are newspaper accounts, letters, interviews, memoirs, songs, government documents, FDR's Second New Deal, and an excerpt from Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath."

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Contents

Introduction
5
The Impact of the Great Depression
15
Black Blizzard
27
Copyright

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About the author (1970)

David C. King is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.