Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

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The Great Plow Up & Dust to Eat
THE DUST BOWL chronicles this critical moment in American history in all its complexities and profound human drama. It is part oral history, using compelling interviews of 26 survivors of…
Reaping the Whirlwind and The Hardy Ones
THE DUST BOWL chronicles this critical moment in American history in all its complexities and profound human drama. It is part oral history, using compelling interviews of 26 survivors of…

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Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl
THE DUST BOWL chronicles this critical moment in American history in all its complexities and profound human drama. It is part oral history, using compelling interviews of 26 survivors of those hard times--what will probably be the last recorded testimony of the generation that lived through the Dust Bowl. Filled…
Reaping the Whirlwind and The Hardy Ones
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl
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