- Physical Description: 1 online resource (2 video files (approximately 240 min.)) : sound, color
- Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2014.
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Episode 1 Great Plow Up Episode 2 Reaping the Whirlwind.
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Directed by Ken Burns.
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Narrated by Peter Coyote ; voice overs, Carolyn McCormick, Patricia Clarkson, Amy Madigan, Kevin Conway.
Survey the causes of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. See vivid interviews with 26 survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom-seen movie footage, that bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible perseverance. The documentary is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us - a lesson we ignore at our peril.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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