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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » Midwest

Great Depression: Dust Bowl Migration

includes photos, a teachers guide, and other resources for learning about the largest migration in American history. This migration occurred in the 1930s when poor soil conservation practices and extreme weather in the Great Plains exacerbated the existing misery of the Great Depression. (Library of Congress)

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Destitute Pea Pickers in California. Mother of seven children.

Destitute pea pickers

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