The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl

by David King


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The Dust Bowl by David King

The "Dust Bowl" describes both a time in American history (mid-1930s) and a region (the Great Plains). Severe weather, misuse of land by farmers, and economic pressures from the Great Depression meant that farmers and families in a large area of the central U.S. were faced with loss of usable land, lack of work, and poverty. This is their story, told in their words and in photographs. Included are newspaper accounts, letters, interviews, memoirs, songs, government documents, FDR's Second New Deal, and an excerpt from Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579600181
Publisher: History Compass, LLC
Publication date: 09/01/1998
Series: Perspectives on History Series
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

David King is Head of English at St Andrews Lutheran College on the Gold Coast and has also worked in a range of Catholic, Independent and State schools in Queensland. Dave was Project Officer for the Boys and Literacy Project and co-authored 'Boys and Literacy: Meeting the Challenge' (James Cook University and DEETYA). He is a regular presenter at and contributor to ETAQ conferences and workshops.

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