Drawing on more contemporary examples of environmental disasters or concerns, write a paper that explores how this debate continues to be timely or that takes a stand on this debate. His methodology is not to lay out a raft of facts and statistics, but to follow several families through the ordeal of the Dust Bowl years.
Post your worst client story here in the comments or on my Facebook page. But he incorporates more than just a few points of human reference, bringing to his tale a sense of narrative arc, a perspective he brings to all his writing. I felt…awful. I was reminded of excellent war books that paint a picture from the point of view of soldiers on the ground.
At forty cents a bushel, the price could barely cover costs, let alone service a bank note. When I suggested the fee should be quite a bit higher, they stopped returning my calls.
Worldwide economic conditions contributed to the creation of the the Dust Bowl, and did not aid in its recovery, but ignorance, greed, shortsightedness and damn foolishness were big players as well.
Throw in a government policy that promotes populating a place that had been called the American Desert well before the s, giving land away to get people to settle there. A landscape many depend upon for food, for survival, and the work of others, the Great Plains has yet to truly recover from the worst hard time.
It is a chilling tale.