Friday, May 13, 2011

TGIBBF for May 13 - America's Dust Bowl Diaspora

Thanks to Lisa Ricard Claro for her bringing us Book Blurb Friday through her blog, Writing in the Buff and to Lynn Obermoeller for the photo.

America’s Dust Bowl Diaspora


On the heels of the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the American and Canadian prairies suffered a drought of Biblical proportions followed by dust storms that decimated their fields. These two events became known as the Dust Bowl. In response to this life-changing natural event, many people migrated to California to escape the combined damages of financial and natural ruin. 

Join us as we retrace this modern-day diaspora and learn the histories of several families who pulled up stakes and made new lives on the west coast of the United States during the worst period of economic decline in the world.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Bookie said...

Very good! Appealing to me because I think this was an extremely interesting time period, only it was hard for those who lived it.

May 13, 2011 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Dorothy Evans said...

It really is the people that bring history alive, isn't it?

May 13, 2011 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Lisa Ricard Claro said...

What a great--and different!--take on the photo! Well done. You have captured the essence of an era and utilized the photo perfectly. I'll buy it!

May 13, 2011 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

I'd want to read this one too! Sounds like an interesting historical piece.

May 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Sioux said...

What a great idea. I love that the car symbolizes all the deserted dreams...

May 13, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger SJerZGirl said...

Thank you, everyone, for such nice comments. I appreciate it.

May 13, 2011 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

Very good idea, Wendy. It would certainly sell.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

May 13, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Susan Fobes said...

This sounds just like something a historian might write-nice!

May 13, 2011 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

I love it! Mine is similar to yours, but the subject is different ... I am very interested in reading your book about what the folks of that era went through.

Can't wait to read more.

Take care,

Kathy

May 14, 2011 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger jabblog said...

This would be such an interesting book - real life experiences are always worth reading to bring home the hardship that people endured. Well done!

May 14, 2011 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger Jenners said...

Are you sure this isn't a real book? Because it sounds like one. Well done.

May 14, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

This is a very appealing take to me. I like that you took a nonfiction approach, and it goes perfectly with the picture.

May 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Linda O'Connell said...

Sorry I have been out of the BBF loop but wanted to say, great idea here!
http://lindaoconnell.blogspot.com

May 15, 2011 at 5:41 PM  

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