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The Dust Bowl.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (Producer, Director). Duncan, Dayton. (Producer, Screenwriter). Dunfey, Julie. (Producer). Mellish, Craig. (Film editor). Gifford, Ryan. (Film editor). Squires, Buddy. (Cinematographer). McCarthy, Stephen (Cinematographer) (Added Author). Coyote, Peter. (Narrator). McCormick, Carolyn. (Actor). Clarkson, Patricia. (Actor). Madigan, Amy (Actor). Conway, Kevin. (Actor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (2 video files (approximately 240 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2014.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 Great Plow Up Episode 2 Reaping the Whirlwind.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Ken Burns.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Peter Coyote ; voice overs, Carolyn McCormick, Patricia Clarkson, Amy Madigan, Kevin Conway.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939.
Dust storms > Great Plains > History > 20th century.
Droughts > Great Plains > History > 20th century.
Environmental disasters > Southwestern States.
Depressions > 1929 > Great Plains.
Great Plains > History > 20th century.
Great Plains > Social conditions > 20th century.
United States > History > 1919-1933.
United States > History > 1933-1945.
United States > Social conditions > 1918-1932.
United States > Social conditions > 1933-1945.

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