Farming the Dust Bowl

Farming the Dust Bowl

A First-hand Account From Kansas

Book - 1986
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This is the story of Lawrence Svobida, a Kansas wheat farmer who fought searing drought, wind, erosion, and economic hard times in the Dust Bowl. It is a vivid account by a farmer who pitted his physical strength, mental faculties, and financial resources against the environment as nature wreaked havoc across the southern Great Plains. Svobida's description of Dust Bowl agriculture is important not only because it accurately describes farming in that region but also because it is one of the few first-hand accounts that remain of the frightening and still haunting dust-laden decade of the 1930's.
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, [1986], c1968.
ISBN: 9780700602896
Branch Call Number: 630.924 SVOBIDA
Characteristics: 255 pages, [1] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Dust bowl.


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