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PBS American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl

Created as a follow-up to the PBS film "Surviving the Dust Bowl," this Web site discusses the Dust Bowl with respect to the political, cultural, and economic environment of the 1930s. The site contains detailed descriptions of important people and events of the time period, including the worst storm of the Dust Bowl, known as Black Sunday, and the mass migration from the Great Plains states. The Web site also includes information on important events on the national level, such as the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt, the New Deal, and the Great Depression. Additionally, the site offers eye-witness accounts and a detailed timeline of the Dust Bowl. For those interested in the PBS film, Surviving the Dust Bowl, the site provides film transcripts, interviews, and a teacher's guide.
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Date of Scout Publication 2003-08-22
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2003/0822

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