Art vs. Disaster

(George E. Marsh, 1935)

The Dust Bowl was a disaster rooted in overconfidence through the history of manifest destiny that was present during the Western Expansion of the U.S. According to the Independence Hall Association of Philadelphia, “At the heart of manifest destiny was the pervasive belief in American cultural and racial superiority.” (Manifest Destiny) Americans believed, as they concurred the West, claiming land as theirs, that they were entitled to do so. It was their destiny.