Prelude to the Dust Bowl: Drought in the Nineteenth-Century Southern Plains (Hardcover)

Kevin Z. Sweeney

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Before the drought of the early twenty-first century, the dry benchmark in the American plains was the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. But in this eye-opening work, Kevin Z. Sweeney reveals that the Dust Bowl was only one cycle in a series of droughts on the U.S. southern plains. Reinterpreting our nation’s nineteenth-century history through paleoclimatological data and firsthand accounts of four dry periods in the 1800s, Prelude to the Dust Bowl demonstrates the dramatic and little-known role drought played in settlement, migration, and war on the plains.

Stephen H. Long’s famed military expedition coincided with the drought of the 1820s, which prompted Long to label the southern plains a “Great American Desert”—a destination many Anglo-Americans thought ideal for removing Southeastern Indian tribes to in the 1830s. The second dry trend, from 1854 to 1865, drove bison herds northeastward, fomenting tribal warfare, and deprived Civil War armies in Indian Territory of vital commissary. In the late 1880s and mid-1890s, two more periods of drought triggered massive outmigration from the southern plains as well as appeals from farmers and congressmen for federal famine relief, pleas quickly denied by President Grover Cleveland. Sweeney’s interpretation of familiar events through the lens of drought lays the groundwork for understanding why the U.S. government’s reaction to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s was such a radical departure from previous federal responses.

Prelude to the Dust Bowl provides new insights into pivotal moments in the settlement of the southern plains and stands as a timely reminder that drought, as part of a natural climatic cycle, will continue to figure in the unfolding history of this region.

Review: “In this fresh and compelling interpretation, Kevin Z. Sweeney builds a convincing case for the influence of drought on settlement, agriculture, and persistence—both Indian and Anglo-American—in the southern Great Plains during the nineteenth century.” —R. Douglas Hurt, author of The Big Empty: The Great Plains in the Twentieth Century

Prelude to the Dust Bowl elucidates the climatic history of the southern plains during the familiar era of the Civil War and Indian removal, complementing the work of such environmental historians as James Malin, William C. Foster, and Dan Flores. With thorough research and statesmanlike writing, Kevin Z. Sweeney examines a topic central to modern concerns over global warming, concomitantly reminding us that prolonged drought is not a recent phenomenon.” —Paul H. Carlson, author of The Cowboy Way: An Explanation of History and Culture

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