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The Wheat Bubble Burst

The Wheat Bubble Burst

The stock market crashed on what came to be called Black Tuesday. In response to the lower wheat prices more wheat was planted.
Clip 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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Reaping the Whirlwind

S1 E2 Length 1:55:45 Premiere Date 11/19/12

The Great Plow-Up

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