The Dust Bowl

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Clip: Season 1 | Video has closed captioning.

By 1937, the Dust Bowl farmers are asking for government help in regulating the land by forcing other farmers to take better care of their soil. They even consider declaring martial law. For many farmers who had previously demonstrated independence and suspicion of government, this is a substantial ideological turnaround.

Aired: 11/18/12

Rating: NR

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The Dust Bowl.

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