Out Of the Dust Bowl
By: Odalis Palacios
Some of the Music during the Dust Bowl was "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "Dust Bowl Blues" were left out due to length. All tracks were recorded at RCA Victor studios in Camden, New Jersey on April 26, 1940, except "Dust Can't Kill Me" and "Dust Pneumonia Blues" which were recorded on May 3.which were on ‘’The Dust Bowl Ballads’’. Some of the celebrities during the Dust Bowl were John Maynard Keynes who was a British economist who believed that deficit spending during recessions and depressions could revive national economies; his theories formed the basis of Roosevelt’s New Deal approach. Another celebrity was Herbert Hoover he was the 31st U.S. president; failed to provide federal relief after Crash of 1929 and adhered firmly to laissez-faire economic policy. Alfred E. Smith was a Democrat that was chosen as the New York Governor. The president was Franklin Delano Roosevelt the 32nd U.S. president; immediately set to work creating New Deal policies to end Great Depression upon taking office in 1933. During the Dust Bow, For eight years dust blew on the southern plains. It came in a yellowish-brown haze from the South and in rolling walls of black from the North. The simplest acts of life breathing, eating a meal, taking a walk were not simple. Children wore dust masks to and from school, women hung wet sheets over windows to stop the dirt from coming inside, farmers watched as their crops blew away. The Dust Bowl of the 1930s lasted about a decade. Its primary area of impact was on the southern Plains. The northern Plains were not so badly effected, but the drought, windblown dust and agricultural decline were no strangers to the north. In fact the agricultural devastation helped to lengthen the Depression whose effects were felt worldwide. Some historical events were that, On Sunday, April 14, 1935; winds reached 60 miles an hour during a dust storm on the Great Plains. An Associated Press reporter dubbed the area...
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