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INSPIRATION BORN OUT OF DISASTER

A number of artists, musicians and photographers helped in cementing the Dust Bowl era firmly into American history and even folklore.

JOHN STEINBECK

John Steinbeck’s, although a work of fiction, took its authenticity from the field notes of government agents working with the farmers and the migrants. The book and subsequent film underpinned the belief in the strength of the American spirit in a slightly romanticised way but did much to draw attention to the plight of those affected at a time when the events were still so fresh in the memory.

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