The Dust Bowl In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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The Dust Bowl affected many people in The South during the time of To Kill A Mockingbird. Farmers had no money, they were also in poverty in these times. Most farmers moved to California, but others stuck it out. The Great Plains Region was devastated by a drought in the 1930 therefore many states in The South were deeply affected. Dust storms wrecked havoc and choked cattle. Farmers couldn’t make money because their crops were destroyed. The rains of dust were called “Black Blizzards.” The Dust Bowl drove 60% population out of the region. By 1940 2.5 million people fled the region. Farmers by then lost all their crops and all money they could have made. Farmers now do crop rotation to restrain the soil from drying up. Back then people didn’t know what crop rotation was to prevent the Dust Bowl from happening.…show more content…
Hoovervilles were little towns that people lived in during the Great Depression. They were named Hoovervilles because Hoover caused the crisis by not caring. Okies were refugee farm families who migrated to California to find new jobs and essentially a new life in the 1930s. The Okies took all the feasible jobs and Californians got mad. The Dust Bowl affected people in the same times as the book To Kill A Mockingbird by destroying all their crops. The Cunninghams were now in poverty because of the Dust Bowl. Many people around the time were having to move away or discover a different
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