By donald worster 402 pp new york: pantheon books $2495 ''solitary, singing in the west,'' chanted walt whitman, ''i strike up for a new world thus mr worster, in an extension of an argument developed in his splendid earlier book, ''dust bowl,'' concludes that the root motive for the. Although oklahoma agriculture had been in the doldrums for a decade, signs of the great depression emerged only in 1930 as a drought hit the region this coincided with the opening of the east texas oil field, which created a petroleum glut and caused rapidly falling oil prices and extensive layoffs by the end of 1930. The dust bowl, written by dayton duncan and directed by ken burns, gets that central reality right thanks to donald worster, a distinguished historian at the university of kansas, who – along with narrator peter coyote worster's thesis, put to film here, is that large-scale farming caused the disaster. Dust bowl days: a study of women's lives and experiences a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of bachelor of arts in history from the college of 4 donald worster, dust bowl: the southern plains in the 1930s (new york: oxford university press 1979) 5 ibid, 6. This thesis explores the work of texan painter alexandre hogue, and specifically how his 1930s erosion series, paintings of wind-ravaged farms during the dust bowl, promotes environmental pushing west20 donald worster, one of the founders of environmental history and a leading scholar on the.
Dust bowl, usa: depression america and the ecological imagination 1929– 1941 by brad d lookingbill circle defined by donald worster's 1979 dust bowl: the southern plains in the 1930s2 donald worster in support of worster's landmark dust bowl thesis, lookingbill affirms that the depression at large and the. Public perception and knowledge of the dust bowl as region, era, and event dissertation approved: dr carlos cordova thesis advisor dr jon comer of duty as i have completed my studies and this dissertation her care for our for this selection donald worster (1982) offered a significant. Take, for example, this thesis statement: “the vision of space exploration persists not because it is inherently real, but because it appeals so powerfully to human aspirations” prefacing this for example, in dust bowl, donald worster contends that “capitalism has been the decisive factor in this nation”s use of nature. History 400: senior thesis seminar 22 april 2011 41st anniversary of earth day donald worster, dust bowl: the southern plains in the 1930s (oxford: oxford university press 1979 • 2 robert geiger, if it rains how can historians such as donald worster place blame onto farmers for causing the dust bowl or.
Dust bowl migration, new deal labor politics, capitalist agriculture, and shifting gender constructs of california, this thesis builds on the arguments of earlier dust bowl historians to consider bowl: men, dirt, and depression ( albuquerque: university of new mexico press, 1979) donald worster, dust. The classic account of the dust bowl is by donald worster in his award winning book dust bowl: the southern plains in the 1930s his thesis is laid out clearly in the introduction: the dust bowl was the darkest moment in the twentieth-century life of the southern plains the name suggests a place - a region whose borders.
The dust bowl - the dust bowl the dust bowl was the darkest moment in the twentieth-century life of the southern plains, (pg 4) as described by donald worster in his book the dust bowl it was a time of drought, famine, and poverty that existed in the 1930's it's cause, as worster presents in a very thorough manner,. Dust bowl the question for this mini-q is what caused the dust bowl tragedy the documents: document a: dusters document b: grass document c: fred folkers and his tractor (with photograph) document d: source: donald worster, dust bowl: the southern plains in the 1930s, oxford university press, 1979. History of cattle drives and industry from origins of texas herds with early spanish through 1880s dick's master's thesis done at university of nebraska drago an entire issue devoted to the dust bowl, with articles by john c hudson, gilbert f white, r douglas hurt, donald worster, harry c mcdean, and william e.
By kevin burkman “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over” —mark twain the region west of the 100th meridian of longitude is home to some of the most diverse landscapes in north america at around two thousand feet above sea level, the mixed grass prairies of the great plains gradually. Fox, arkansas dust bowl: the southern plains in the 1930s by donald worster oxford university press, new york, 1979, x + 277 pp, maps, photographs its thesis is that capitalism is essentially a self-destructive economic culture and that the dust storms, far from being merely a natural disaster, were the outcome of.