Table of contents for The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl / Timothy Egan.


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Introduction: Live Through This 1
I * PROMISE: The Great Plowup, 1901-1930
1. The Wanderer 13
2. No Man's Land 32
3. Creating Dalhart 52
4. High Plains Deutsch 59
5. Last of the Great Plowup 73
II * BETRAYAL, 1931-1933
6. First Wave 91
7. A Darkening 103
8. In a Dry Land 115
9. New Leader, New Deal 128
to. Big Blows 136
III * BLOWUP, 1934-1939
11. Triage 145
12. The Long Darkness 155
13. The Struggle for Air 171
14. Showdown in Dalhart 176
15. Duster's Eve 193
16. Black Sunday 198
17. A Call to Arms 222
18. Goings 236
19. Witnesses 242
20. The Saddest Land 254
21. Verdict 265
22. Cornhusker II 273
23. The Last Men 279
24. Cornhusker III 293
25. Rain 303
Epilogue 309
Notes and Sources 315
Acknowledgments 328
Index 331



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939, Droughts Great Plains History 20th century, Dust storms Great Plains History 20th century, Depressions 1929 Great Plains, Great Plains Social conditions 20th century