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The Resource Dust to eat : drought and depression in the 1930's, by Michael L. Cooper

Dust to eat : drought and depression in the 1930's, by Michael L. Cooper

Label
Dust to eat : drought and depression in the 1930's
Title
Dust to eat
Title remainder
drought and depression in the 1930's
Statement of responsibility
by Michael L. Cooper
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 1930s in America will always be remembered for twin disasters-the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Michael L. Cooper takes readers through this tumultuous period, beginning with the 1929 stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression and continuing with the severe drought in the Midwest, known as the Dust Bowl. He chronicles the everyday struggle for survival by those who lost everything, as well as the mass exodus westward to California on fabled Route 66. The crisis also served as a turning point in American domestic policy, prompting the establishment of programs, such as welfare and Social Security, that revolutionized the role of the federal government. Vivid personal anecdotes from figures such as John Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie, and an extensive selection of photographs by Dorothea Lange and others, illuminate the individuals who faced poverty, illness, and despair as they coped with this extraordinary challenge. Endnotes, bibliography, Internet resources, index
Awards note
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2005
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Michael L.
Dewey number
973.917
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
  • United States
  • Depressions
  • Droughts
  • Dust storms
  • Migrant labor
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
  • United States
  • Depressions
  • Droughts
  • Dust storms
  • Depressions
  • Droughts
  • Dust storms
  • Migrant labor
  • California
  • Great Plains
  • United States
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Dust to eat : drought and depression in the 1930's, by Michael L. Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-76) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "Okie" problem -- The dirty thirties -- "Dust to eat, dust to breathe, dust to drink" -- California-bound -- Harvest gypsies -- Crisis in the valley -- World War II ends the Depression
Control code
ocm53462391
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 81 pages
Isbn
9781415535424
Lccn
2003017807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618154494
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53462391
Label
Dust to eat : drought and depression in the 1930's, by Michael L. Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-76) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "Okie" problem -- The dirty thirties -- "Dust to eat, dust to breathe, dust to drink" -- California-bound -- Harvest gypsies -- Crisis in the valley -- World War II ends the Depression
Control code
ocm53462391
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 81 pages
Isbn
9781415535424
Lccn
2003017807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618154494
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53462391

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