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The Depression Comes to the Southern Plains

The Depression Comes to the Southern Plains

Wheat prices continue to fall and a drought begins, farmers elect a democrat, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, for president.
Clip Length 05:45 Premiere: 11/18/12

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The Dust Bowl

About The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which 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.

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