Agriculture has always played a central role in American and world history. These resources reflect that prominence as they address events significant to the development of ancient and modern agricultural practices, crops, technology, and agrarian life.
History of Agriculture
Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)
Cornell University. Albert R. Mann Library.
An electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century, selected for their historical importance.
Black Sunday Remembered
Oklahoma Climatological Survey.
The "Black Sunday" Dust Storm of April 14, 1935, was the worst dust storm of the Dust Bowl drought. Dust from the storm blew as far as Washington, D.C.; legislators created the Soil Conservation Service on April 27.
Suggested Dust Bowl reading: An Empire of Dust, by Lawrence Svobida, who recounts his efforts to farm in Kansas in 1929-1938.