Essay Topic 1
Describe the geographical region of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Where is it centered and what states are included in the region? What is the climate like?
Essay Topic 2
What does Jerry Stanley mean by "dry farmers" when he describes the farmers of the Oklahoma Panhandle? How did the farmers survive?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the effects of the Great Depression on the farmers of the Oklahoma Panhandle. What impact did banking and stocks have on the farmers?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the economic impact of the Dust Bowl on America. How was agriculture affected by the loss of farmland in the Midwest? How did farmers survive?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss how the idealism the Okies felt toward California reflects similar images that immigrants see America as today. How does this idealistic image evolve?
Essay Topic 6
How many farmers lost their land between 1935 and 1940? How many families left the Dust Bowl...
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