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Dust Bowl : the southern Plains in the 1930s

Author: Donald Worster
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 25th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Personal recollections recreate experiences of two Dust Bowl communities.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Worster
ISBN: 0195174895 9780195174892 0195174887 9780195174885
OCLC Number: 55878029
Description: x, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: A darkling plain. The black blizzards roll in ; If it rains ; Okies and exodusters --
Prelude to dust. What holds the earth together ; Sodbusting --
Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Frontier in ruins ; When the cattle ate tumbleweeds ; Hard times in the Panhandle --
Haskell County, Kansas. Unsettled ground ; The wheat farmer and the welfare state ; A sense of place --
A New Deal for the land. Facing up to limits ; Learning from nature ; Make two blades of grass grow ; Epilogue : on a thin edge.
Responsibility: Donald Worster.
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In the mid 1930s, North America's Great Plains faced one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in world history. Donald Worster's classic chronicle of the devastating years between 1929 and  Read more...

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