The Worst Hard Times Essay

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The Worst Hard Times by Timothy Egan conveys the story of farmers who decided to prosper on the plains during the 1800s, in places such as Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. They decided to make living, and some stayed during the worst droughts in the United States in 1930s. High temperatures and dust storms destroyed the area, killing animals and humans. This competently book reveals the prosperity for many, later revealing the time of the skinny cows. The story is based on the testimonies of the survivors or through their diaries/journals and on historical research. The author describes the struggles of the nesters, in which Egan clearly blames these catastrophic events on the settler’s hubris.
Egan transmits us the stories of
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The Worst Hard Times by Timothy Egan conveys the story of farmers who decided to prosper on the plains during the 1800s, in places such as Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. They decided to make living, and some stayed during the worst droughts in the United States in 1930s. High temperatures and dust storms destroyed the area, killing animals and humans. This competently book reveals the prosperity for many, later revealing the time of the skinny cows. The story is based on the testimonies of the survivors or through their diaries/journals and on historical research. The author describes the struggles of the nesters, in which Egan clearly blames these catastrophic events on the settler’s hubris.
Egan transmits us the stories of the homesteaders based on primary evidence, such as interviews with survivors, diaries or journals, photographs, and historical research. Thus, we can observe the cause and effects of the Dust Bowl. It all started when Congress passed the Homestead Act in 1862; the government cleared the land from Native Indians and the bison throughout the late 1800s. When nesters started to reside, they believed in opportunities, theorizing that rain would came every time there was a plow.
At first, rain was bountiful and there was a rise in wheat prices. Homesteaders decided to plow every diminutive space in their lands, ripping off fertile topsoil’s that had been centuries for bison and many other migrating animals. But suddenly, rain halted and wheat
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