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American Experience: Fatal Flood

American Experience: Fatal Flood

This site is based upon the PBS television special about the Mississippi River flood of 1927. It includes primary source documents, a sample Delta blues song about the flood, flood film clips, maps, and information from historians.


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Pennee Bender
Pennee Bender (Faculty)
11 years ago

This site offers a valuable case study with a good range of primary documents for linking race, geography, and economics in U.S. history. The sections on Delta blues music are also very useful for background or use with students.

Technical Remarks:

The use ads on this PBS educational site is very distracting and annoying.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes