Dust Bowl USA

"By examining the social construction of legends, lore, allegories, and ideologies. Brad Lookingbill provides a revelatory insight into the history of the cultural narratives that have come to define an era."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Brad D. Lookingbill


ISBN: UVA:X004524236

Category: History

Page: 190

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"By examining the social construction of legends, lore, allegories, and ideologies. Brad Lookingbill provides a revelatory insight into the history of the cultural narratives that have come to define an era."--BOOK JACKET.
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Dust Bowl

Personal recollections recreate experiences of two Dust Bowl communities.

Author: Donald Worster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195174887

Category: History

Page: 290

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Personal recollections recreate experiences of two Dust Bowl communities.
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Dust Bowl

Brad Lookingbill, Dust Bowl USA, 9, 11. 48. Smith, Virgin Land, 174; 176. 49.
Archer Butler Hulbert, Soil, It's Influence on American History (New Haven: Yale
University Press, 1930), 197; Alfred B. Sears, “The Desert Threat on the Southern

Author: Janette-Susan Bailey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137589071

Category: History

Page: 353

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This book takes the Dust Bowl story beyond Depression America to describe the ‘dust bowl’ concept as a transnational phenomenon, where during World War Two, US and Australian national mythologies converged. Dust Bowl begins with Depression America, the New Deal and the US Dust Bowl where massive dust storms darkened the skies of the Great Plains and triggered a major national and international media event and generated imagery describing a failed yeoman dream, Dust Bowl refugees, and the coming of a new American Desert. Dust Bowl traces the evolution of this imagery to Australia, World War Two and New Deal-inspired stories of conservation-mindedness, soil erosion and enemies, sheep-farmers and traitors, creeping deserts and human extinction, super-human housewives and natural disaster and finally, grand visions of a nation-building post-war scheme for Australia’s iconic Snowy River‒that vision became the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme.
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The Dust Bowl

Consensus as to the human impact on global warming has yet to reach the level
of certainty as with the Dust Bowl. ... “Drought, a fixture of much of the West for
nearly a decade, now covers more than one-third of the continental USA. And it's

Author: Ronald A. Reis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438117461

Category: Depressions

Page: 129

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Housewives hung wet sheets and blankets over windows and struggled to seal every crack with gummed paper strips. A man avoided shaking hands because the static electricity generated from a dust storm might knock his greeter flat. Children's tears turned to mud. Dead cattle, when pried open, were found filled with pounds of gut-clogging dirt. The simplest thing in life, taking a breath, became life threatening. Conditions in America's prairie during the Dirty Thirties were no blind stroke of nature, however. They had their origins in human error and in the misuse of the land. The Dust Bowl recounts the factors that led to these conditions, how those affected coped, and what can be learned from the tragedy, considered by many to be America's worst prolonged environmental disaster.
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Documents of the Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History. ... The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of
Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. ... Lookingbill, Brad D. Dust
Bowl, USA: Depression America and the Ecological Imagination, 1929–1941.

Author: R. Douglas Hurt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440854989

Category: History

Page: 260

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This book provides a unique, thorough, and indispensable resource for anyone investigating the causes and consequences of the Dust Bowl. • Provides readers easy access to important public documents located in the National Archives that discuss the causes and consequences of the Dust Bowl • Discusses major soil conservation programs and techniques to protect and restore the grass and wheat lands • Indicates the importance of government planning and financial support in American agriculture • Explains why farmers in the southern Great Plains farm with terraces, contour plowing, strip cropping, and rough tillage practices for planting wheat, grain sorghum, and grass • Traces the origin and development of the National Grasslands • Includes the reasons for planting the shelterbelts, which can still be seen in the region today
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The Dust Bowl

We referred to those books constantly and recommend them highly: Donald
Worster's Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s; ... Lookingbill, Brad D.
Dust Bowl USA: Depression America and the Ecological Imagination, 1929—

Author: Dayton Duncan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452107943

Category: History

Page: 231

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Draws on reports, newspaper articles, and interviews to chronicle the American Dust Bowl, providing photographs to illustrate the catastrophe as well as offer a tribute to man's relationship to the land and his ability to persevere.
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Famine KEY famine at 1985 levels o The USA Dust Bowl In the USA during the
1870s and 1880s , as the settler population moved westwards across the great
plains of central USA , they experienced a period of above average rainfall and ...

Author: Garrett Nagle

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0174900228

Category: Natural disasters

Page: 128

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Table of contents includes: - Environmental hazards - Earthquakes - Volcanoes - Landslides and mass movements - Rivers and floods - Coastal hazards - Mountains, ice and their hazards - Storms and hurricanes - Drought and desertification - Air quality - Human and technological hazards - Viruses and parasites - Hazards in London and Mexico City.
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Nature et progr s

The great exception is the story of the Dust Bowl — well told by Donald Worster
and others but the subject of ... Hurt The Dust Bowl : An Agricultural and Social
History ( Chicago : Nelson - Hall , 1981 ) ; Brad D . Lookingbill , Dust Bowl , USA

Author: Pierre Lagayette

Publisher: Presses Paris Sorbonne

ISBN: 2840503883

Category: Ecology

Page: 329

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A Dust Bowl Book of Days 1932

"Using the writings of his grandmother, Margaret Spader Neises, and mother, Joan Neises Volk, author Craig Volk creates a one-year diary that details the life and times of a woman during 1932.

Author: Craig Volk

Publisher: South Dakota State Historical Society

ISBN: 1941813291

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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"Using the writings of his grandmother, Margaret Spader Neises, and mother, Joan Neises Volk, author Craig Volk creates a one-year diary that details the life and times of a woman during 1932."--
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Principles of Soil Conservation and Management

The Great Plains of the USA, Andes and The Pampas in South America, northern
China, western Africa, and south-western Australia are regions where soil
erosion by wind exceeds those by water. The “Dust Bowl” in the USA that
occurred ...

Author: Humberto Blanco-Canqui

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402087097

Category: Nature

Page: 617

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“Principles of Soil Management and Conservation” comprehensively reviews the state-of-knowledge on soil erosion and management. It discusses in detail soil conservation topics in relation to soil productivity, environment quality, and agronomic production. It addresses the implications of soil erosion with emphasis on global hotspots and synthesizes available from developed and developing countries. It also critically reviews information on no-till management, organic farming, crop residue management for industrial uses, conservation buffers (e.g., grass buffers, agroforestry systems), and the problem of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and in other regions. This book uniquely addresses the global issues including carbon sequestration, net emissions of CO2, and erosion as a sink or source of C under different scenarios of soil management. It also deliberates the implications of the projected global warming on soil erosion and vice versa. The concern about global food security in relation to soil erosion and strategies for confronting the remaining problems in soil management and conservation are specifically addressed. This volume is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in understanding the principles of soil conservation and management. The book is also useful for practitioners, extension agents, soil conservationists, and policymakers as an important reference material.
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Weathering and Erosion

... Uzbekistan 38 arches 6 , 25 , 26 , 32 Arches National Park , USA 32 arêtes 30 ,
42 Argentina 30 Arizona , USA 22 Asia ... 35 , 42 Durdle Door , Dorset , England
26 dust 32 , 34 dust storms 32 , 34 , 39 Dust Bowl , USA 39 dyke 9 , 42 Earth 6 ...

Author: Clive Gifford

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237527448

Category: Erosion

Page: 48

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This series offers a detailed, informative and lively discussion on four of the key areas of physical geography. Each book helps develop the knowledge of how specific features of the Earth are formed, their causes and effects, patterns and processes, and our study and understanding of them. The series aims not only to answer, but also to inspire questions about different environments and landscapes, and our relationships with some of the greatest forces of nature we experience on Earth. Photographs bring the effects of the subject vividly to life, while diagrams enhance the readers' practical understanding of the processes that have created the landscapes of the world in which we live today.
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Hydrological Drought

1 The Dust Bowl Much attention was caused by the so - called ' Dust Bowl ' in the
United States and Canada in the 1930s . During the drought farmers kept
plowing and planting though nothing would grow . As the ground cover that held
the ...

Author: Lena M. Tallaksen

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0444516883

Category: Science

Page: 579

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The majority of the examples are taken from regions where the rivers run most of the year.
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The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

The USA Dust Bowl of the 1930s was caused by a combination of a major
drought and adverse land management, with the latter having a feedback effect
on the drought itself (Cook et al., 2009). A dust core from the Antarctic Peninsula

Author: Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118578254

Category: Science

Page: 424

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The seventh edition of this classic student text explores the multitude of impacts that humans have had over time upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms and the atmosphere. It also looks into the future and considers the ways in which climate changes and modifications in land cover may change the environment in coming decades. Extensively re-written, it contains many new statistical tables, figures, and references. It is essential reading for undergraduates in geography and environmental science, and for those who want a thorough, wide-ranging and balanced overview of the impacts of humans upon natural processes and systems from the Stone Age to the Anthropocene and who wish to understand the major environmental issues that concern the human race at the present time. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/goudiehumanimpact.
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The Great Depression

In The Great Depression: Experience the 1930s From the Dust Bowl to the New Deal, readers ages 12 to 15 investigate the causes, duration, and outcome of the Great Depression, the period of time when more than 20 percent of Americans were ...

Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 9781619303379

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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In The Great Depression: Experience the 1930s From the Dust Bowl to the New Deal, readers ages 12 to 15 investigate the causes, duration, and outcome of the Great Depression, the period of time when more than 20 percent of Americans were unemployed. They discover how people coped, what new inventions came about, and how the economics of the country affected the arts, sciences, and politics of the times. The decade saw the inauguration of many social programs that Americans still benefit from today. The combination of President Roosevelt’s New Deal and the dawning of World War II gave enough economic stimulus to boost the United States out of its slump and into a new era of recovery. In The Great Depression, students explore what it meant to live during this time. Projects such as designing a 1930s outfit and creating a journal from the point of view of a kid whose family is on the road help infuse the content with realism and practicality. In-depth investigations of primary sources from the period allow readers to engage in further, independent study of the times. Additional materials include a glossary, a list of current reference works, and Internet resources.
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Letters from the Dust Bowl

Manufactured in the USA. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be
reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any
means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise—except as

Author: Caroline Henderson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806187945

Category: History

Page: 243

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In May 1936 Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace wrote to Caroline Henderson to praise her contributions to American "understanding of some of our farm problems." His comments reflected the national attention aroused by Henderson’s articles, which had been published in Atlantic Monthly since 1931. Even today, Henderson’s articles are frequently cited for her vivid descriptions of the dust storms that ravaged the Plains. Caroline Henderson was a Mount Holyoke graduate who moved to Oklahoma’s panhandle to homestead and teach in 1907. This collection of Henderson’s letters and articles published from 1908 to1966 presents an intimate portrait of a woman’s life in the Great Plains. Her writing mirrors her love of the land and the literature that sustained her as she struggled for survival. Alvin O. Turner has collected and edited Henderson’s published materials together with her private correspondence. Accompanying biographical sketch, chapter introductions, and annotations provide details on Henderson’s life and context for her frequent literary allusions and comments on contemporary issues.
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The Dust Bowl Through the Lens

With the help of iconic photographs from Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, and many more, Martin Sandler tells the story of a nation as it endured its darkest days and the extraordinary courage and spirit of those who survived ...

Author: Martin W. Sandler

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

ISBN: 0802795471

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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The Dust Bowl was a time of hardship and environmental and economic disaster. More than 100 million acres of land had turned to dust, causing hundreds of thousands of people to seek new homes and opportunities thousands of miles away, while millions more chose to stay and battle nature to save their land. FDR's army of photographers took to the roads to document this national crisis. Their pictures spoke a thousand words, and a new form of storytelling- photojournalism-was born. With the help of iconic photographs from Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, and many more, Martin Sandler tells the story of a nation as it endured its darkest days and the extraordinary courage and spirit of those who survived.
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A Commonwealth of Hope

Brad D. Lookingbill, Dust Bowl, USA: Depression America and the Ecological
Imagination, 1929–1941 (2001) insightfully reflects on dust bowl imagery. The
history of national unions, with the formation of the CIO at its center, is well told in

Author: Alan Lawson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801888724

Category: History

Page: 304

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Did the New Deal represent the true American way or was it an aberration that would last only until the old order could reassert itself? This original and thoughtful study tells the story of the New Deal, explains its origins, and assesses its legacy. Alan Lawson explores how the circumstances of the Great Depression and the distinctive leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt combined to bring about unprecedented economic and policy reform. Challenging conventional wisdom, he argues that the New Deal was not an improvised response to an unexpected crisis, but the realization of a unique opportunity to put into practice Roosevelt’s long-developed progressive thought. Lawson focuses on where the impetus and plans for the New Deal originated, how Roosevelt and those closest to him sought to fashion a cooperative commonwealth, and what happened when the impulse for collective unity was thwarted. He describes the impact of the Great Depression on the prevailing system and traces the fortunes of several major social sectors as the drive to create a cohesive plan for reconstruction unfolded. He continues the story of these main sectors through the last half of the 1930s and traces their legacy down to the present as crucial challenges to the New Deal have arisen. Drawing from a wide variety of scholarly texts, records of the Roosevelt administration, Depression-era newspapers and periodicals, and biographies and reflections of the New Dealers, Lawson offers a comprehensive conceptual base for a crucial aspect of American history.
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The Grapes of Wrath

New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. Lookingbill, Brad D. Dust Bowl, USA:
Depression America and the Ecological Imagination, 1929-1941. Athens: Ohio
University Press, 2001. Maril, Robert Lee. Waltzing with the Ghost of Tom Joad:
Poverty ...

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440637124

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics. This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Geomorphological Hazards and Disaster Prevention

The USA Dust Bowl of the 1930s, for example, was caused not only by a run of
dry, hot years, but also coincided with a phase of land use intensification that led
to the busting of the sod and the ploughing up of prairie grasslands by ...

Author: Irasema Alcántara-Ayala

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521769259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

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A state-of-the-art assessment of how geomorphology contributes to the comprehension, mapping and modelling of hazardous Earth surface processes.
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Natural Resources

Even today , dust storms are still a problem in drier parts of the USA when strong
winds are experienced . Across the globe many techniques have been
developed to counteract and reduce the adverse effects of soil erosion . It is , of
course ...

Author: David Elcome

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748731873

Category: Natural resources

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Part of the EPICS series, which is suitable for students of A-Level Geography. This book brings a fresh approach to various topics of interest.
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