Surviving The Dust BowlStreaming Video - 2011
In 1931, the rains stopped. Soon, blinding black dirt swept across the southern plains of America. Acres of crops withered and died as over-plowing created conditions for disaster: tiny dust particles invading food, water, and the lungs of millions of animals and people alike. Less well-known than those who sought refuge in California - typified by the Joad family in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" - were the Dust Bowlers: the people who watched as their neighbors moved on, leaving schools and churches shuttered indefinitely. Surviving the Dust Bowl, from the PBS American Experience collection, is an up-close look at those brave enough to stay behind. The film explores their ten-year plight to persevere - enduring drought, dust, disease, and death, as they battled to preserve their way of life.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, 
Copyright Date: ©2009
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Alternative Title: American experience (Television program)