Dust Bowl
   The Dust Bowl was the title given to an area of the United States plagued first by drought in 1930 through 1933 and then hit by a series of high winds that swept away the topsoil from 1933 through 1937 and exacerbated the plight of many Midwestern farmers during the Great Depression. Although it covered a huge area across the Great Plains, from the Canadian border southward, its worst effects were concentrated in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Texas, and the circumstances led to the displacement of thousands of migrants, often referred to as “Okies.” Government soil conservation and reforestation schemes under the New Deal were implemented to tackle the problems of soil erosion that caused the Dust Bowl.

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  • Dust Bowl — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Granjero y sus dos hijos durante una tormenta de polvo, en el condado de Cimarron, Oklahoma, en 1936 Cimarron County, Oklahoma, 1936 El fenómeno de los años 1930 conocido como Dust Bowl fue uno de los peores… …   Wikipedia Español

  • dust bowl — ˈdust bowl noun [countable] an area of land where farming is not possible because it is too dry, used especially to talk about parts of the mid western United States during the 1930s: • Many Americans abandoned the dust bowl in search of jobs. *… …   Financial and business terms

  • Dust Bowl — the Dust Bowl a large area of the south central US, including parts of Kansas and Oklahoma where, in the 1930s, strong winds and lack of rain caused ↑erosion of the soil (=when the top layer of earth is blown away) , so that the land became… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Dust Bowl — Dust′ Bowl n. 1) geg amh. the region in the S central U.S. that suffered from dust storms in the 1930s 2) (l.c.) any region subject to dust storms • Etymology: 1935–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • dust bowl — n an area of land that has ↑dust storms and very long periods without rain …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dust bowl — dust ,bowl noun count a region where there are a lot of DUST STORMS because the earth has become dry because of a lack of rain …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dust bowl — ► NOUN ▪ an area where vegetation has been lost and soil reduced to dust and eroded …   English terms dictionary

  • dust bowl — ☆ dust bowl n. any arid region characterized by the occurrence of frequent dust storms …   English World dictionary

  • dust bowl — also dustbowl, drought plagued region of the U.S. Midwest, first recorded 1936 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dust Bowl — ☆ Dust Bowl region in SC U.S., including parts of Okla. & Tex., where eroded topsoil was blown away by winds during a drought in the 1930s …   English World dictionary

  • Dust Bowl — For other uses, see Dust Bowl (disambiguation). A farmer and his two sons during a dust storm in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, 1936. Photo: Arthur Rothstein. The Dust Bowl, or the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms ca …   Wikipedia

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