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Farming the Dust Bowl : A First-Hand Account from Kansas

Farming the Dust Bowl : A First-Hand Account from Kansas - 86 edition

Farming the Dust Bowl : A First-Hand Account from Kansas - 86 edition

ISBN13: 9780700602902

ISBN10: 0700602909

Farming the Dust Bowl : A First-Hand Account from Kansas by Lawrence Svobida - ISBN 9780700602902
Edition: 86
Copyright: 1986
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Published: 1986
International: No
Farming the Dust Bowl : A First-Hand Account from Kansas by Lawrence Svobida - ISBN 9780700602902

ISBN13: 9780700602902

ISBN10: 0700602909

Edition: 86

Summary

This is the story of Lawrence Svobida, a Kansas wheat farmer who fought searing drought, wind, erosion, and economic hard times in the Dust Bowl. It is a vivid account by a farmer who pitted his physical strength, mental faculties, and financial resources against the environment as nature wreaked havoc across the southern Great Plains. Svobida's description of Dust Bowl agriculture is important not only because it accurately describes farming in that region but also because it is one of the few first-hand accounts that remain of the frightening and still haunting dust-laden decade of the 1930's.

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