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The Plow That Broke The Plains
Description: The Plow That Broke the Plains is a 1936 short documentary film which shows what happened to the Great Plains region of the United States and Canada when uncontrolled agricultural farming led to the Dust Bowl. It was written and directed by Pare Lorentz. The film was narrated by the American actor and baritone Thomas Hardie Chalmers.
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Clip #: TFA-392A
Length: 25:36
Year: 1936
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Pare Lorentz
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 16mm
1930s, historical documentaries, Resettlement Administration, agriculture, farming, farmers, New Deal, soil conservation, Great Plains, Midwest, grasslands, cattle grazing and being herded, cowboys, cattlemen, homesteaders, homesteading, settlers, farmers, farming, wheat fields, crops, horse-drawn agricultural machinery, World War I boom, modern agricultural machinery, wheat lands, overproduction, post World War 1, Great Depression, dry soil, drought, dust storms, Dust Bowl, migrants heading West, Okies, migration

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