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Dust Bowl and the Grapes of Wrath

In 1939, novelist John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath, a story about farmers and families dealing with the toils of the Great Depression in the Dust Bowl era. The story helped to shed light on the suffering and pain that so many people endured, and to help expose how humanity has the strength and will to go on. The story of Tom Joad is one that many Americans both then and now can relate to. Our human struggles, our fears, hopes, and dreams are things that everyone has. John Steinbeck helped to educate people about the difficulties of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression thanks to his epic novel. The strength shown by the American people throughout the Dust Bowl is a true testament to their tenacity and will to survive.