The Great Depression
The Great Depression was one of the worst economic collapses of all time. This occurred during the 1920-1930's when the stock market crashed. In addition to this, a severe drought was occurring, which made it difficult to farm, and caused enormous dust storms in the middle of the country, an event that was known as the Dust Bowl. People lost jobs,homes, and money. This impacted the Logan family very much. They were not getting that much money and times were hard for them. With papa working on the railroad, mama a teacher, and the cotton they were living the hard life. Luckily for them they owned their own land. They had a long walk to school and there was always people trying to steal the land like Harlan Granger. Their school didn't have enough money to afford new books and there were students from all ages in the same classroom.