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Cooper, Michael L.
New York : Clarion, 2004.
IL 5-8, RL 6.7
ISBN 0618154493
The 1920s saw a country of prosperity.  People were making good wages and there seemed to be no end to good fortune.  People started buying things on credit -- something we do very often now but it wasn't common before then.  But then something terrible happened.  At the end of the decade, the economy failed.  And there was a terrible drought in the midwest.  Without rain, people couldn't grow crops.  And they couldn't pay their bills.  And they lost their farms.  The drought also brought dust storms that are hard to imagine.  Picture a snow storm but with dirt instead of snow.  This was the life of many in what was to become known as the Dust Bowl.  Many of them left their farms behind and moved to California looking for a better life.  But what did they find?  This book is a fascinating look at the life in the 1930s.
Non fiction SUBJECTS:     United States -- History -- 1919-1933.
                        United States -- History -- 1933-1945.
                        Depressions -- 1929.
                        Droughts -- Great Plains.
                        Dust storms -- Great Plains.


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