Factories in the Field The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California (READ)
E indicts the land barons and the state and federal government in their roles as opportunistic oppressors of the millions of workers Read it concurrently with Steinbeck but especially with The
Grapes of Wrath and In Dubious Battle Obviously dated but still an excellent historical account about of Wrath and In Dubious Battle Obviously dated but still an excellent historical account about conditions of migrant farm labor working for factory farms in the last 20 ears of the 19th and first 40 of the 20th century The anti union and racist character of the interaction between the organized factory farmers and the workers was the central point of the book
That Was The Sociological And Historical Companion To The Grapes was the sociological and historical companion to The Grapes Wrath A brilliant piece of radical campaigning journalism. Xamine the experience of the various ethnic groups that have provided labor for California's agricultural industry Chinese Japanese Mexicans Filipinos Armenians the strikes and the efforts to organize labor unio. An expose on their suppression of laborer s human dignities Describing how early monopolization Who decides who grows our
food in California I m sure this is a great book for lovers of historical in California I m sure this is a great book for lovers of historical fic but for me it was a pain to get through Had it not been assigned to me I would have never picked it up I definitely am slightly knowledgeable in farm labor in California A really well written classic work about migrant farm workers in California It traces the roots back *TO THE SPANISH AND MEXICAN LAND *the Spanish and Mexican land continuing down to the late 1930s Good if ou like California historylabor history For those interested in the history of California agriculture McWilliams s text is reuired Ylor and John Steinbeck dramatizes the misery of the dust bowl migrants hoping to find work in California agriculture McWilliams starts with the scandals of the Spanish land grant purchases and continues on to ,
Published in the same ear John Steinbeck
s the grapes of wrath a entitled The Grapes of Wrath book entitled in the Field The Story Migratory Farm Labor in California was released to the public Written and published in 1938 Carey McWilliams extensively analyzes the tenuous and straining lives of an array of different ethnic groups in the fields of California With the context of California s crisis at the time of publication white migratory labor entering the state en mass from the desert states working for sub poverty level wages with miserable health conditions and being shuffled from county to county by officials Carey uses the previous ninety ears to call out the ruling and the owning class in. This book was the first broad exposé of the social and environmental damage inflicted by the growth of corporate agriculture in California Factories in the Field together with the work of Dorothea Lange Paul Ta.