The Harvest Gypsies: On The Road To The Grapes Of Wrath by John SteinbeckThe Harvest Gypsies: On The Road To The Grapes Of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Harvest Gypsies: On The Road To The Grapes Of Wrath

byJohn SteinbeckIntroduction byCharles Wollenberg

Paperback | October 11, 2011

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Gathered in this important volume are seven newspaper articles on migrant farm workers that John Steinbeck wrote for The San Francisco News in 1936, three years before The Grapes of Wrath . With the inquisitiveness of an investigative reporter and the emotional power of a novelist in his prime, Steinbeck toured the squatters' camps and Hoovervilles of California. The Harvest Gypsies gives us an eyewitness account of the horrendous Dust Bowl migration, a major event in California history, and provides the factual foundation for Steinbeck's masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath . Included are twenty-two photographs by Dorothea Lange and others, many of which accompanied Steinbeck's original articles.
John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, CA, in 1902. Steinbeck realized that the migration caused by the Dust Bowl was drastically changing the labor forces of California from the foreign cheap labor" to a higher standard of living for the farm workers. He felt for these migrant workers, and with the help of a friend, Tom Collins, unsucces...
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Title:The Harvest Gypsies: On The Road To The Grapes Of WrathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pagesPublished:October 11, 2011Publisher:HeydayLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1890771619

ISBN - 13:9781890771614

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