The Dirty Thirties: Documenting the Dust Bowl

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Read this book to learn about the dust storms that swept across the Midwestern United States during the 1930s. Read about the Dust Bowl immigrants who left their farms in search of a better life in California. Learn how people like Woody Guthrie and Dorothea Lange documented the people and places affected by the Dust Bowl. Each book in the 'American History Through Primary Sources' series delivers curriculum content by way of primary source material. Background knowledge of the subject matter is incorporated into...

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Overview

Read this book to learn about the dust storms that swept across the Midwestern United States during the 1930s. Read about the Dust Bowl immigrants who left their farms in search of a better life in California. Learn how people like Woody Guthrie and Dorothea Lange documented the people and places affected by the Dust Bowl. Each book in the 'American History Through Primary Sources' series delivers curriculum content by way of primary source material. Background knowledge of the subject matter is incorporated into the text. The books use clear, predictable text structures and have been leveled by a literacy expert to ensure accessibility. Vocabulary is defined at the point of use.

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Sean Stewart Price has written more than 50 books for children and teenagers, and his biography "Front Page Lives: Benazir Bhutto" garnered a starred review from Booklist. He has edited nine books for teachers and contributed to numerous text books and reference works. A former managing editor of "Junior Scholastic" magazine in New York, Price has written articles for publications such as "National Geographic Kids" and "The New York Times Upfront". He lives with his family in Alabama.

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Table of Contents


Nature's Fury     4
Heading to California     8
Telling the Okies' Story     16
Getting a New Deal     22
Quilts of the Dust Bowl     28
Glossary     30
Want to Know More?     31
Index     32
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