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hap problem did  farmers migrant wworkers and other living in rural areas face during the depression?

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Hello,

Some rural areas during the Great Depression had major crop problems.  The area known as the dust bowl suffered major crop loss, forcing many farmers simply to abandon their properties and move elsewhere.  

Even where crops were growing, farmers were having trouble selling their crops.  With so many people out of work, food prices fell dramatically.  Many people came looking for work in rural areas, leading to many problems as well with hobos and tramps desperate for anything.  Migrant workers had increased problems since they had no homes or land to use.  They relied on work from landed farmers and those farmers had no work to give them.  They frequently wandered around looking for work, being made to feel unwelcome in most places that had enough trouble taking care of the local unemployed.

I hope this helps!
- Mike  

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Michael Troy

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I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.

Experience

I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.

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http://unlearnedhistory.blogspot.com

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J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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Truman Scholar

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