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Dust Bowl : the southern plains in the 1930s / Donald Worster.

By: Worster, Donald, 1941-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1979Description: x, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0195025504; 9780195025507; 0195032128 (pbk); 9780195032123 (pbk).Subject(s): Southwestern States -- History -- 20th century | Great Plains -- History -- 20th century | Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939 | Agriculture -- Southwestern States -- History -- 20th century | Agriculture -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century | Dust storms -- Southwestern States -- History -- 20th century | Dust storms -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century | Depressions -- 1929 -- United States | United States Southern Great Plains Dust Bowl Economic conditions, 1930-1939Additional physical formats: Online version:: Dust Bowl.DDC classification: 978 Other classification: NQ 5310
Contents:
Pt. One. A darkling plain. The black blizzards roll in -- If it rains -- Okies and Exodusters -- Pt. Two. Prelude to dust. What holds the earth together -- Sodbusting -- Pt. Three. Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Frontier in ruins -- When the cattle ate tumbleweeds -- Hard times in the Panhandle -- Pt. Four. Haskell County, Kansas. Unsettled ground -- The wheat farmer and the welfare state -- A sense of place -- Pt. Five. A new deal for the land. Facing up to limits -- Learning from nature -- Make two blades of grass grow -- Epilogue : on a thin edge.
Summary: Personal recollections recreate experiences of two Dust Bowl communities.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Pt. One. A darkling plain. The black blizzards roll in -- If it rains -- Okies and Exodusters -- Pt. Two. Prelude to dust. What holds the earth together -- Sodbusting -- Pt. Three. Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Frontier in ruins -- When the cattle ate tumbleweeds -- Hard times in the Panhandle -- Pt. Four. Haskell County, Kansas. Unsettled ground -- The wheat farmer and the welfare state -- A sense of place -- Pt. Five. A new deal for the land. Facing up to limits -- Learning from nature -- Make two blades of grass grow -- Epilogue : on a thin edge.

Personal recollections recreate experiences of two Dust Bowl communities.

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