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DUST TO EAT : DROUGHT AND
DEPRESSION IN THE 1930s
New York : Clarion, 2004.
IL 5-8, RL 6.7
1920s saw a country of prosperity. People were making good wages
and there seemed to be no end to good fortune. People started buying
things on credit -- something we do very often now but it wasn't common
before then. But then something terrible happened. At the end
of the decade, the economy failed. And there was a terrible drought
in the midwest. Without rain, people couldn't grow crops. And
they couldn't pay their bills. And they lost their farms. The
drought also brought dust storms that are hard to imagine. Picture
a snow storm but with dirt instead of snow. This was the life of
many in what was to become known as the Dust Bowl. Many of them left
their farms behind and moved to California looking for a better life.
But what did they find? This book is a fascinating look at the life
in the 1930s.
United States -- History -- 1919-1933.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945.
Depressions -- 1929.
Droughts -- Great Plains.
Dust storms -- Great Plains.
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