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American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl

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Catalogue Number:  041396
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:  History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2007
Running Time:  55
Closed Captions:  Yes


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In 1931 the rains stopped and the "black blizzards" began. Less well-known than those who sought refuge in California, typified by the Joad family in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," the Dust Bowlers stayed and overcame an almost a decade of unbelievable calamities and disasters, enduring drought, dust, disease--even death--determined to preserve their way of life.

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