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The Dust Bowl

Recalling the 1930s-era environmental catastrophe that destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains and caused massive dust storms and "dust pneumonia." The 1920s saw a wheat boom in the region, but the Depression led to a drop in prices. In a bid to recoup (more…)

Premiered: November 18, 2012

Rating: TV-PG

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Dust cloud approaching, Boise City, Oklahoma, April 15, 1935

Ken Burns Explores the Great Depression in The Dust Bowl

The iconic photos from the southern plains states during the Great Depression say it all: the haunted eyes of weary mothers, children with their faces wrapped against the choking dust and families piling their belongings into trucks and heading to Ca… Read more

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"Suffocating blackness" tease
00:20 — Survey the causes of the worst man-made ecological disaster in U.S. history: the catastrophic dust storms of the 1930s.
Arthur Rothstein
03:00 — Arthur Rothstein was 21 years old when he went to No Man's Land to take pictures for the federal government's Resettlement Administration.
Photographers of the Dust Bowl
04:41 — During the Great Depression FDR's administration sought to document the economic crisis. Roosevelt's Farm Security Administration (FSA) was put in cha (more…)
"Just like midnight" tease
00:20 — Survey the causes of the worst man-made ecological disaster in U.S. history: the catastrophic dust storms of the 1930s.

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  • Premiered: November 18, 2012
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Recalling the 1930s-era environmental catastrophe that destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains and caused massive dust storms and "dust pneumonia." The 1920s saw a wheat boom in the region, but the Depression led to a drop in prices. In a bid to recoup… (more)

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