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  • The very worst thing about hard times

    The very worst thing about hard times

    Too often, Americans feel personally guilty when they’re poor and out of work, even when outside forces are responsible.

  • Dust in the wind

    In his new book, The Worst Hard Time, Tim Egan interviews survivors to tell the story of the great American Dust Bowl on the southern Great Plains in the 1930s

  • When dams were young and gardenias a nickel apiece

    Tom Wolf talks to his 90-year-old mother about the Great Depression and the big dams that were built in the West in the 1930s.

  • Food on every plate, art on every wall

    In A More Abundant Life: New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico, Jacqueline Hoefer explores the wide range of public artworks created in the state in the 1930s, under Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration

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