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On the dirty plate trail : remembering the Dust Bowl refugee camps

Author: Sanora Babb; Dorothy Babb; Douglas C Wixson
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Series: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center imprint series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The 1930s exodus of "Okies" dispossessed by repeated droughts and failed crop prices was a relatively brief interlude in the history of migrant agricultural labor. Yet it attracted wide attention through the publication of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and the images of Farm Security Administration photographers such as Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein. Ironically, their work risked sublimating the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Babb, Sanora.
On the dirty plate trail.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006028924
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sanora Babb; Dorothy Babb; Douglas C Wixson
ISBN: 9780292795259 0292795254
OCLC Number: 463173712
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 184 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: "Migrant farmer" / Dorothy Babb --
Introduction: The Babb sisters --
The dirty plate trail --
Field notes --
Reportage --
Dust Bowl tales --
The Dust Bowl as site of memory --
Epilogue: Letters from the fields.
Series Title: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center imprint series.
Responsibility: texts by Sanora Babb ; photographs by Dorothy Babb ; edited with introduction and commentaries by Douglas Wixson.

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A vivid, firsthand account of the migrations, immigrant camps, and labor organizing of displaced Midwestern farmers during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, illustrated with striking photographs.  Read more...

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