The nonfiction “Roberto Acuna Talks about Farm workers” by Studs Terkel highlights that workers hard to breathe pesticides that affected their longs. In other words, the farm workers were treated unfairly. This is significant because it shows that farm workers had no rights about the conditions they worked in. In addition, “They treat him like a farm implement. In fact, they treat their implements better and their domestic animals better.” (Studs Terkel 86).
Towns people would have money, bathrooms, and a better life while farmers on the outside had to rely on their own sources to live off of. Farmers failed to follow a new technique of farming which would help prevent wind erosion during the drought. Dryland farming would benefit farmers by using drought resistant crops and conserving moisture. Wheat, corn, and even watermelon were crops that would be grown. The method of dry farming would’ve benefitted the farmers in need of crops but the failure to acknowledge the technique had devastated farmers from all around in arid lands.
Companies did this, because they knew that farmers could not buy their goods from other businesses due to the fact that there were not any others in sight. Despite the hardships, the farmers united to fight this growing problem. The farmers during the Industrial Revolution had only adapted to the aspects that benefitted them and fought against the features of this era that harmed them. For example, although the farmers became more social and reliant on each other, they were not making as much money as they were before. Because of the decrease in revenue, they created the Farmer’s Alliance and the Populist platform to fight the big
another self-strategy was the alliance exchange making farmers focus on a central purchasing house. all these actions failed because farmers were too poor or in debt due to prior sales. the system was poorly capitalized, prices were too high for farmers, they ended up being victims to business causing the uprising of boycotts. the subtreasary plan succeed this plan helped farmers by giving them loans in order to grow and sell crops. The back and forth communication and strategies not only lead the famers to a political path but it also began the start of the populist party.
Timothy Egan wrote this book to describe a hard time during the Dust Bowl. He described how the Dust Bowl affected the farmers and effected on the life at all. The Dust Bowl occurred during the time of economic depression. He focused on untold stories about people live in the Dust Bowl. At the beginning, Egan used the phrase, “the Great Plowup.” He meant the Era of large success for the people, who settle in the Great Plains, by changing the grasses with crops of wheat and corn.
Illustrating his point, that their is a misguided viewpoint on farming, and being farmers. Continuously commenting back to how people believe that level of narrowness, "requires the agency of a supra-natural." just to do a simpler work of a farmer. This is a misconception on the opinions of farmers. Mainly in page 38, He focuses some statistics to back up his opinions of our farming “crisis”, adding structure to what otherwise might have been a purely emotional argument.
He says word but at the end of the day, I get the feeling that he really honestly doesn't care. Article A gives clear information on the farmers, and leaves you wanting to help the farmers. Article B doesn't even mention the farmers, which is sad because they are a huge part of this industry. Just another reason why article A is just a little bit better than article
Instead of having a positive effect, this practice damaged the land by leaving the dry, unfruitful soil at the surface. Although it had been happening for a while, harmful farming techniques began having a larger effect when done in such a large scale. “Dust Bowl During the Great Depression” tells about the harmful farming techniques that caused the Dust Bowl. The farmers were removing grass that benefited crops that could endure harsh weather and keep crops fixed in the ground. This method revealed the topsoil, leaving it vulnerable to violent winds.
Slavery didn’t better the lives of the slaveholders; they thought they were good people for helping slaves, but it only made them greedy and filled their lives with negativity. Slaveholders did not provide slaves with the necessities to live. Despite what slaveholders believed, slaves were given insufficient amounts of food and clothing, making life even harder. Slaves did not need to be dependent on their masters, and there are plenty of instances of revolting slaves. There is also no reasoning from Fitzhugh behind why a slave would revolt- a key piece to discuss.
One of those farmland problems was “over managing” of the farmland and fields. This was a major cause of the Dust Bowl because it is what loosened up the soil. For example, farmers over-plowed the fields and as a result, pulled up the native grasses that had previously held the soil in place. They exchanged planting the prairie grass for instead attempting to harvest wheat, which they were unable to do because of external/natural factors. Turning to some effects of the farmland, the land was completely smothered in dust.