Lecture 11: It Looked So Awful Black

 

The Dust Bowl

 

Outline of Lecture

Introduction:  

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Travel on the Gravel: 

Epilogue: Dust Bowl Disaster

 

Assignments

WWW

Sites

Reading

Thinking About the Great Plains

Webb, Walter Prescott. "The American West as Perpetual Mirage," Harper's Magazine 214 (May 1957): 25-31.

The Great Plains at the Grassroots

"The W.P.A. and I"

"Dust Storm's Sweep Awe-Inspiring," 1935 - see also related clippings

Alfred M. Landon, Drought Correspondence, 1933-36

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, Accomplishments Movie, 1936

Selected Bibliography

Hurt, The Dust Bowl

Stock, Main Street in Crisis

Svobida, Farming the Dust Bowl

Film

The Plow That Broke the Plains

 

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