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Cannery Row Chapter Two ( Annotated) Exploring Contexts: Migrant Mother:Prints and Photographs Division. Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" Photographs in the Farm Security Administration Collection: An Overview. The photograph that has become known as "Migrant Mother" is one of a series of photographs that Dorothea Lange made of Florence Owens Thompson and her children in February or March of 1936 in Nipomo, California.

Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" Photographs in the Farm Security Administration Collection: An Overview

Lange was concluding a month's trip photographing migratory farm labor around the state for what was then the Resettlement Administration. In 1960, Lange gave this account of the experience: I saw and approached the hungry and desperate mother, as if drawn by a magnet. I do not remember how I explained my presence or my camera to her, but I do remember she asked me no questions. I made five exposures, working closer and closer from the same direction. The images were made using a Graflex camera. There are no known restrictions on the use of Lange's "Migrant Mother" images.

Images in the series are as follows (select the small image to view larger versions through the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog): Contemporary Publications in Which "Migrant Mother" Was Featured: -----. 2-The Century_ America's Time - 1920-1929 Boom to Bust. FDR’s Commonwealth Club Address. My friends: I count it a privilege to be invited to address the Commonwealth Club.

FDR’s Commonwealth Club Address

It has stood in the life of this city and state, and it is perhaps accurate to add, the nation, as a group of citizen leaders interested in fundamental problems of government, and chiefly concerned with achievement of progress in government through non-partisan means. Circular flow.gif (600×450) Untitled Document. Understanding capitalism with different approaches: Smith, Keynes, and Marx Right<--------- liberal------>left Adam Smith Keynes Marx Adam Smith (1723-1790): As new thoughts or innovations constantly challenged existing authorities, old institutions faced a decline and threats of a new system within society.

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Climate Change Threatens Long-Term Sustainability of Great Plains. A cool October broke a 16-month streak of above average temperatures across the Lower 48, but temperatures are projected to remain above normal across most of the western half of the country in the coming months.

Climate Change Threatens Long-Term Sustainability of Great Plains

In addition, the latest climate change projections put future temperature gains on the high side of various models. As of November 6, 59.5 percent of the contiguous U.S. was experiencing persistent drought conditions that are most severe in the Great Plains—North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado—where drought is expected to persist or intensify in the foreseeable future.

On October 17–18 those drought conditions combined with high winds to create a large dust storm across Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming, closing major highways. To Katharine Hayhoe, professor and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, this heralds big changes for agriculture on the Great Plains. Rugged Individualism by Herbert Hoover. Herbert Hoover October 22, 1928 This campaign now draws near to a close.

Rugged Individualism by Herbert Hoover

The platforms of the two parties defining principles and offering solutions of various national problems have been presented and are being earnestly considered by our people. Market Report - Sep. 29, 2008. NEW YORK ( -- Stocks skidded Monday, with the Dow slumping nearly 778 points, in the biggest single-day point loss ever, after the House rejected the government's $700 billion bank bailout plan. Market Report - Sep. 29, 2008

The day's loss knocked out approximately $1.2 trillion in market value, the first post-$1 trillion day ever, according to a drop in the Dow Jones Wilshire 5000, the broadest measure of the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) lost 777.68, surpassing the 684.81 loss on Sept. 17, 2001 - the first trading day after the September 11 attacks.

However the 7% decline does not rank among the top 10 percentage declines. The Standard & Poor's 500 (SPX) index lost 8.8%, its seventh worst day ever on a percentage basis and the biggest one-day percentage drop since the crash of '87, when it lost 20.5%. The Nasdaq composite (COMP) fell 9.1%, its third worst day on a percentage basis and also its worst decline since the crash of '87. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Commonwealth Club Address delivered 23 Sept 1932, San Francisco, CA click for pdf click for flash I count it a privilege to be invited to address the Commonwealth Club.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

I want to speak not of politics but of government. The issue of government has always been whether individual men and women will have to serve some system of government of economics, or whether a system of government and economics exists to serve individual men and women. The final word belongs to no man; yet we can still believe in change and in progress. When we look about us, we are likely to forget how hard people have worked to win the privilege of government.

But the creators of national government were perforce ruthless men. The Crisis of Credit Visualized.