Thursday, October 11, 2018

Podcast 60 - The Dust Bowl & Depression

Sara Cochran and Jean Hibben discuss the life in the US during the Dust Bowl period and its lead-in to the Depression. Below (from the Library of Congress, photo by Dorothea Lange) is a gathering of farmers in Iowa in 1936:

The resources used in the podcast on the Dust Bowl and Depression:

financial issues/timelines:



Insect control



Timothy Egan, The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006.

Woody Guthrie, Born to Win, New York: Collier Books, 1965, 1967.

--- Bound for Glory, New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1968.

Studs Terkel, Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression, New York: Avon Books, 1970.

Woody GuthrieWorld Telegram photo by Al Aumuller, 1943
Retrieved from the Library of Congress website

Accompanying podcast is #60 on http://genjourney.podbean,com, to be posted shortly.

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