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

Dust to eat : drought and depression in the 1930's, 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
Michael L. Cooper
Creator
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
Summary
Provides a look at two major events in American history--the Great Depression of 1929 and the Dust Bowl and its associated migration in the late 1930s--and the effects they had on the country throughout time with regard to social programs and domestic policies
Award
Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
164331
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.917
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1120
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
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1120
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
drought and depression in the 1930s
Label
Dust to eat : drought and depression in the 1930's, Michael L. Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 81 pages
Isbn
9780618154494
Lccn
2003017807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618154494
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
BRO-copy20051013-143
System control number
  • ocm53462391
  • 120325
  • GCV
  • (OCoLC)120325
Label
Dust to eat : drought and depression in the 1930's, Michael L. Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 81 pages
Isbn
9780618154494
Lccn
2003017807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618154494
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
BRO-copy20051013-143
System control number
  • ocm53462391
  • 120325
  • GCV
  • (OCoLC)120325

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