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California and the Dust Bowl migration / Walter J. Stein.


Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1973.
ISBN 083716267X

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Subjects Agricultural laborers -- California.
Agricultural laborers.
California -- Emigration and immigration.
California.
Californie -- Émigration et immigration.
Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939.
Emigration and immigration.
Migration intérieure -- États-Unis.
Migration, Internal -- United States.
Migration, Internal.
Travailleurs agricoles -- Californie.
United States.
Series Contributions in American history ; no. 21.
Description xiv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Copyright Date 1973.
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis, University of California, Berkeley.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-293) and index.
Summary With the publication of John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath in 1939, the plight of California's Okies was publicized across the nation. More than any other state, California had always welcomed new arrivals. Late in the 1930s, however, its usually good temper towards migrants exploded. Why was such hostility focused on these newcomers from Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas and not on all migrants? Weren't they old-stock, white Protestants like the midwesterners who had entered the state earlier in the century? At first their overloaded jalopies were scarcely noticed, but eventually one third of a million Okies fled to California. California agribusiness had little to offer except field work, supplanting the Mexican and Filipino crop pickers. The cost of maintaining the destitute Okies fell upon the counties; taxpayers reacted with alarm. The white, native-born Okies inherited the prejudice Californians had previously reserved for its racial minorities. The Okies were not the cause, but the focus of a number of problems confronting the state, problems over which they had little control.--Publisher information.
Contents In Oklahoma I busted, in California I trusted -- The Okie impact -- The rise of the migrant problem -- The Olson Administration and the Okies -- The migrant problem and the federal government : I -- The FSA camps -- The migrant problem and the federal government : II -- The founding of UCAPAWA -- The failure to organize the Okies.
Geographic Area United States
California
Network Numbers (OCoLC)427350
(OCoLC)ocm00427350
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WorldCat Identities Stein, Walter J.
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