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American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl

American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl

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DVD ... SKU: WGBH-1819

Surviving the Dust Bowl


American Experience explores the series of ecological disasters that ravaged the Southern Plains from 1931 to 1939, bringing hardships and misery to thousands of families in what became known as the "Dust Bowl." Featuring interviews with witnesses and archival film footage and photographs, the program looks at the epidemic of "dust pneumonia" caused by the storms and the soil conservation techniques that brought an end to the disaster.

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Subject SOCIAL STUDIES, US 20th Century
Publisher WGBH
Publication Year 1998
Running Time 55 min.

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