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Topic subject48. The Harvest Gypsies by John Steinbeck
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860, 48. The Harvest Gypsies by John Steinbeck
Posted by alissaameth, Mon Jul-05-10 01:14 PM
Non-Fiction - Newspaper Articles, 62 pages.

This is a collection of seven articles that Steinbeck wrote about the situation of the migrant workers in California, that became the basis for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.

It was an interesting read, though the articles didn't go as in-depth as I expected them to (and would've liked them to.) He explains the historical context of Californian agriculture, explains why the migrants came to California, what their difficulties were, what kinds of conditions they were forced to live in and makes recommendations of how their conditions should be improved.