The Journal of C.J. Jackson: A Dust Bowl Migrant
In another compelling entry from criticially-acclaimed author William Durbin, we meet C.J. Jackson, a young farmer whose family is forced to abandon their farm and seek a new life in California.
April 10, 1935
The dust has been blowing bad for several years in a row now. And with crop failures coming back to back like they have, hundreds of families have lost their farms. A Monday never passes without Sheriff Jake Allison posting a notice of foreclosure at the Boise City courthouse. Times are so rough, that when they hold an auction to sell a place, the only people that show up are the banks and the insurance companies. Nobody else has a nickel.
C.J. Jackson is a young man living through one of the most tragic times in the Dust Bowl of an America fraught with political, economic, and environmental problems. In this intense journal of life in the Oklahoma panhandle, C.J. tells it like it is-and it is bad.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanaLD - LibraryThing
The journal format of this book is a great way to engage the reader and to provide a lot of factual information in a much more interesting way. It gives a lot of facts about that time period and the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bloftis - LibraryThing
This book tells the story of CJ jackson, a boy growing up on a farm in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. CJ and his family are forced to leave Oklahoma and travel to California ... Read full review