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

by Lawrence Svobida

Farming the Dust Bowl : A First-Hand Account from Kansas (ISBN10: 0700602909; ISBN13: 9780700602902)
ISBN13: 978-0700602902
ISBN10: 0700602909

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0700602896
ISBN10: 0700602895

Edition/Copyright: 86
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Published: 03/28/1986
International: No

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Lawrence 1986 Softcover 256 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. KANSAS. This is a powerful original account of one man's efforts to raise wheat on his farm in Meade County, Kansas, during the 1930s. L ...show moreawrence Svobida tells of farmers "fighting in the front-line trenches, putting in crop after crop, year after year, only to see each crop in turn destroyed by the elements." Although not a writer by trade, Svobida undertook to record what he saw and experienced "to help the reader to understand what is taking place in the Great Plains region, and how serious it is." He wrote of the need for better farming methods--the only way, he felt, the destruction could be halted or confined. Well before the principles of an ecological movement were widely embraced, Svobida urged a public acceptance of the "sovereign rights of the states and the nation to regulate the use of land by owners...so that it may be conserved as a national resource." This graphic account of farm life in the Dust Bowl--perhaps the only autobiogra ...show less
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