Popular in Hist 1379 - History Since 1877
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Date Created: 03/04/15
HISTORY II Lecture Notes NATURE VS NATURAL Nature vs Natural What is natural 39 Can we separate human interaction from natural disaster There is a reciprocal relationship between the human world and nature THE DUST BOWL or THE 1930s Natural disaster 39 Caused by 39 Over farming 39 Over use of land 39 Destructive soil Drought conditions 39 Occurs in the great plains 39 Ground zero is the panhandle west Oklahoma South Kansas 3 weather systems converge on this area 39 Causing higher winder SOD BUSTING Large scale production of wheat products Boom of wheat production during WWI into the 1930s severely affected the dust bowl Market prices for wheat elevate Wheat was very profitable 39 Capitalism Increased production 39 Drought caused wheat products to die and then top soil would be vulnerable to wind storms BLACK SUNDAY Black blizzard Black dusters SYMPTOMS AND DESTRUCTIONS CAUSED BY DUST STORMS Symptoms DEATH Asthma 39 Skin irritation 39 Destruction of Homes 39 Cars Food 39 Clothing CLASS EFFECTS OF NATURAL DISASTER Natural disasters effect the poor more severely because they lack resources It wasn t until 1969 that the federal government had a larger hand in the aid of natural disaster Victims Governments were basically NO help in the 1930s DUST BOWL MOVEMENT The dust bowl DID create movement Many left to California to find migrant work Many did NOT make the trip
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