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Voices of the Dust Bowl (Voices of History), Garland, Sherry
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Author Name:    Garland, Sherry

Title:   Voices of the Dust Bowl (Voices of History)

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Pelican Publishing 

ISBN Number:   1589809645 / 9781589809642

Seller ID:   ING9781589809642

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The 1930s Dust Bowl was the greatest ecological tragedy in the United States. Through a combination of drought and fierce winds, America's Great Plains were left bare. In a series of sixteen narrative profiles, the author brings to life the voices of this time period. The characters who symbolize common residents of the "Great American Desert," include a teacher protecting her class from a black roller, a nurse treating patients with dust pneumonia, and a nine-year-old girl who has never seen rain. Dated entries appear chronologically and depict outlaw Bonnie Parker and photographer Dorthea Lange, among other figures of the era. In the back of the book, a historical note gives a thorough overview of the Dust Bowl's national impact on population growth, healthcare, and the government. A glossary explains terms such as Hooverville and Civilian Conservation Corps. An educational resource, this illustrated history conveys the full effect of this disastrous decade.

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