The Great Plough-Up

Series 1 - Episode 1 The Great Plough-Up

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Summary

The environmental catastrophe which, throughout the 1930s, almost destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains. As a consequence of drought coupled with the over-farming of crops such as wheat, once fertile prairies turned into deserts and unleashed massive dust storms that ruined the land and affected the health of local people.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Peter Coyote
Director Ken Burns
Education