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The dust bowl and the Depression in American history

by Debra McArthur

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Published by Enslow Publishers in Berkeley Heights, NJ .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Plains,
  • United States,
  • Great Plains.
    • Subjects:
    • Dust storms -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Droughts -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Farmers -- Great Plains -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Agriculture -- Environmental aspects -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Agriculture -- Social aspects -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Agriculture and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Depressions -- 1929 -- United States -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Dust storms -- Great Plains.,
    • Droughts -- Great Plains -- History.,
    • Agriculture -- Great Plains -- History.,
    • Depressions -- 1929.,
    • Great Plains -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Great Plains -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p.125-126) and index.

      StatementDebra McArthur.
      GenreJuvenile literature.
      SeriesIn American history
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF595 .M38 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination128 p. :
      Number of Pages128
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3937604M
      ISBN 100766018385
      LC Control Number2001001377
      OCLC/WorldCa46500011

      The Dust Bowl was a series of periodic dust storms in the Midwestern prairies that coincided with the Great Depression in America. The Dust Bowl not only destroyed the ecology of the Midwest but.   Start your review of The North American Heat Wave: The History of America’s Deadly Heat Wave during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression Write a review Sarah - All The Book Blog Names Are Taken rated it liked it review of another edition/5(4).

      Told through the eyes of those who survived it, this is the untold story of the Dust Bowl, the decade of brutally punishing dust storms that ravaged the American High Plains during the Depression.   That grave title belongs to the s Dust Bowl, created by the drought, erosion, and dust storms (or "black blizzards") of the so-called Dirty Thirties. It was the most damaging and prolonged environmental disaster in American history.

        The Great Plains Dust Bowl of the s was arguably the most devastating ecological disaster in American history, turning prairies into deserts and whipping up killer dust storms. DUST BOWL. Depression took on many forms in America’s heartland. Some were natural, while others were man-made. Massive dust storms blew away the land, and economic misfortunes blew away people who had tilled that land for decades. Storms and Foreclosures. The first great storm hit South Dakota on Novem


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The dust bowl and the Depression in American history by Debra McArthur Download PDF EPUB FB2

It opens with a description of "Black Sunday," when a severe dust storm swept through Kansas inand personal stories play an integral role in illustrating what the Dust Bowl was and how it affected the people, culture, and economy of the time.5/5(2).

The Dust Bowl was the name given to the drought-stricken Southern Plains region of the United States, which suffered severe dust storms during a. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since.

Timothy Egan’s critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de force of historical by:   The Dust Bowl intensified the wrath of the Great Depression.

InPresident Franklin D. Rooseveltoffered help by creating the Drought Relief Service, which offered relief checks, the buying of livestock, and food handouts; however, that didn’t help the land. Plagues of starving rabbits and jumping locusts came out of the hills. The Dust Bowl that forced many families on the road wasn’t just caused by winds lifting the topsoil.

Severe drought was widespread in the mids, says James N. Gregory, a history. Jun 9, - Explore Linda Conner's board "The Dust Bowl", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Dust bowl, Great depression, American history pins.

THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the 'Great Plow-Up,' followed by a decade-long drought during the s. THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the 'Great Plow-Up,' followed by a decade-long drought.

The Dust Bowl and the North American Heat Wave: The History of America’s Worst Natural Disasters at the Height of the Great Depression by Charles River Editors | Nov 3, out of 5.

Debra McArthur's book is well written and very well researched. She didn't just get her information from history books; she actually talked to people who lived through this trying time in American History.

The book was specifically written for an audience, agesbut I 5/5. In his book The Grapes of Wrath, author John Steinbeck described the flight of families from the Dust Bowl: "And then the dispossessed were drawn west--from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico; from Nevada and Arkansas, families, tribes, dusted out, tractored out.

Car-loads, caravans, homeless and hungry; twenty thousand and fifty thousand. Buy The Dust Bowl and the Depression in American History by McArthur, Debra (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Debra McArthur. The Dust Bowl and the North American Heat Wave: The History of America’s Worst Natural Disasters at the Height of the Great Depression chronicles some of the toughest years in American history.

Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Dust Bowl and the heat wave like never before/5(8). Facts about the Dust Bowl for kids. Dust Bowl Fact 1: There were 4 distinct droughts that hit the United States in the s,and which all contributed to the disaster.

Dust Bowl Fact 2: What is a drought?A drought is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water that adversely affects the growing of crops, the lives of animals. Worster and Bonnifield both published their chronicles of the Dust Bowl in Bonnifield's book is almost an apology for the farmers who plowed up the sod and thus set up the conditions for disaster.

It is heavy with useful tables, charts and statistics. THE GREAT AMERICAN DUST BOWL opens on Apthe day a huge, savage dust storm swept through America's high southern plains, derailing trains, suffocating animals, and scouring the paint from houses.

The narrative then flashes back in time to explain the geological, economic and environmental factors that led to the drought.5/5.

The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Timothy Egan's critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de force of historical reportage.

Additional Resources. The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Collecting Expeditio n This Library of Congress collection was created by Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin, both ethnographers, who provide a glimpse into the everyday life and cultural expression of people living through a particularly difficult period of American history, the Great Depression and Dust Bowl era.

In the s, in addition to dealing with the Great Depression that had much of the industrialized world in its grip, Americans, particularly in the Plains States, were also coping with the Great Dust Bowl, considered the greatest single human-caused environmental catastrophe in the country’s history.

Though the Depression still looms larger in the American mind, the Dust Bowl. This is a great book on a fascinating, yet tragic time in American history. Telling the story of the agricultural catastrophe known as the Dust Bowl in photographs and witness reports, it speaks directly to the reader, showing the various stages and facets of the worst man-made disaster the country had ever experienced up to date/5(60).

Dust storms -- Great Plains. -- History -- 20th century Farmers -- Great Plains -- Social conditions -- 20th century United States -- Economic conditions -- title_display: The dust bowl and the Depression in American history title_full: The dust bowl and the Depression in American history / Debra McArthur title_short: The dust bowl.Examines the conditions that led to the severe drought and terrible dust storm that destroyed crops and farmland during the s.The crops died in the fields.

That created a new problem - dust storms. Once the crops died, there was nothing to hold the soil in place. Topsoil blew away in huge dust storms. The Dirty Thirties - The Dust Bowl for Kids. The Dust Bowl for Teachers. Powerpoints about the Dust Bowl.

See Also: The Great Depression.