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Factories in the field : the story of migratory farm labor in California

Author: Carey McWilliams
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2000 printing]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dramatizing the misery of the dust bowl migrants hoping to find work in California agriculture, this text starts with the scandals of the Spanish land grant purchases, and goes on to examine the  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carey McWilliams
ISBN: 0520224132 9780520224131
OCLC Number: 42290849
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 1939. With new foreword and index added.
Description: xviii, 345 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Douglas C. Sackman --
I. Introduction --
II. Land Monopolization --
III. Empires and Utopias --
IV. The Pattern Is Cut --
V. The Chinese --
VI. The Factories Appear --
VII. "Our Oriental Agriculture" --
VIII. Social Consequences --
IX. The Wheatland Riot --
X. The War Speed-Up --
XI. The Postwar Decade (1920-1930) --
XII. The Land Settlements: Delhi and Durham --
XIII. The Great Strikes --
XIV. The Rise of Farm Fascism --
XV. The Drive for Unionization --
XVI. The Trend toward Stabilization --
XVII. The End of a Cycle --
Bibliographical Essay / Douglas C. Sackman.
Responsibility: Carey McWilliams.
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