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Destitute Pea Pickers in California

[Detail] Destitute Pea Pickers in California

Specific artifacts (images, manuscripts, maps, sound files) with analysis tools help students think like historians about a particular historical event or phenomenon.

  • Depression era family

    Dust Bowl Migration

    Photographs, recorded music, and song lyrics document the daily ordeals of rural migrant families from the Great Plains during a decade marked by both the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.

  • WPA poster 'Workers Service Program'

    The New Deal

    Photographs, posters, oral histories, and music recount how Federal programs sought to end the Great Depression.