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Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression
Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression
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Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression

In the 1930s, photographer Dorothea Lange traveled the American West documenting the experiences of those devastated by the Great Depression. She wanted to use the power of the image to effect political change, but even she could hardly have expected the effect that a simple portrait of a worn-looking woman and her children would have on history. This image, taken at a migrant workers' camp in Nipomo, California, would eventually come to be seen as the very symbol of the Depression. The photograph helped reveal the true cost of the disaster on human lives and shocked the U.S. government into providing relief for the millions of other families devastated by the Depression.

 
ISBN978-0-7565-4448-5
6-Pack ISBN978-0-7565-4458-4
GRLW
Early Intervention   29
Lexile Level900L
ATOS Level6.5
SubjectU.S. History, Government, American Culture
Page Count64
Copyright2011
SeriesCaptured History
Teacher NotesYes
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Don Nardo

Don Nardo

Historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about modern history, including studies of the rise of Hitler and Nazism, World War II, international terrorism, and dozens of military topics. In addition, he specializes in ancient history and has published numerous volumes about the histories and cultures of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and peoples of Mesopotamia. Nardo, who also composes and arranges orchestral music, lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

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