Americans View Their Dust Bowl Experience

By John R. Wunder; Frances W. Kaye et al. | Go to book overview
Contents
Preface ix
Reprint Acknowledgments xiii
I. INTRODUCTION 1
II. CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS: The Plight of Farmers in the Great Depression, 1931—1936 15
A. Early Dust Bowl Distress and Anger, 1931—1932 21
1. Share Croppers Are Drought Victims, New York Times, January 27, 1931 21
2. Get Away From Those Cows, Colliers, February 27, 1932 23
B. The Farmers Go on Strike, 1932—1933 37
1. Why the Farmers' Holiday, Milo Reno memoirs, July 20, 1932 37
2. The Farmers Go on Strike, New Republic, August 31, 1932 43
3. Nebraska Farmers in Action, New Republic, January 18, 1933 48
C. Farmers March on Washington, 1932 55
1. Capital Police to Permit Farmers' March, New York Times, November 1, 1932 55
2. Corn Belt Farmers to Move on Capital, New York Times, November 27, 1932 57
3. Police Plan to Bar March on Capital, New York Times, November 29, 1932 60
4. Hunger on the March, The Nation, December 28, 1932 65
D. New Violence in the Midwest, 1933 73
1. Teachers Stage New Chicago Riot, New York Times, April 27, 1933 73
2. Iowa Farmers Abduct Judge From Court, New York Times, April 28, 1933 76
3. Iowa Troops Rule Farm Riot Areas, New York Times, April 29, 1933 77

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