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Contemporary: Featured Work


Out of the Dust

by Karen Hesse

Some “Text to Text” & “Text to World” connections to explore...

The MacArthur Fellows Program: Karen Hesse


The Dust Bowl



America from The Great Depression to WWII

American Memory: The Library of Congress

Tenant Farmers, Oklahoma

Migrant Refugees in CA

Migrant Mother

Drought Refugees in CA



Farming in the 1930s

Farming life before the tractor



The Official Woody Guthrie Website!


Dust Bowl Blues

Dust Bowl Refugee

Dust Can't Kill Me

Dust Pneumonia Blues

Dust Storm Disaster

PBS' Riding the Rails

View clip from Riding the Rails here...



Watch Riding the Rails on PBS. See more from American Experience.



PBS' Surviving the Dustbowl

View clip from Surviving the Dustbowl here...


Watch Surviving the Dust Bowl on PBS. See more from American Experience.


Ken Burns' Dust Bowl from PBS 


Watch The Dust Bowl Preview on PBS. See more from The Dust Bowl.