The Great Depression, which had begun in the 1920s for many of the nation's
agricultural regions, worsened the difficulties migrant workers faced. While the ...
The attempts of these displaced agricultural workers to find other work were met
... Great Depression, drought, and dust storms, thousands of farmers packed up ...
Over-cultivation of farm land to compensate for an overall drop in market prices
for ... Before the Great Depression, migrant workers in California were primarily of
Although overall three out of four farmers stayed on their land, the mass exodus
depleted the population ... The Great Depression ... They took up the work of
Mexican migrant workers, 120,000 of whom were repatriated during the 1930s.
Historically, agricultural workers in the U.S. have been imported from other
countries ... War (1846-1848), tens of thousands of migrant workers from Mexico
began ... 1930s: The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl (a period of drought
In his classic novel of the Great Depression, John Steinbeck described the
highway ... the Thirties, develops this migration image as well as he describes
displaced workers: ... We had a farm, and chickens, and cows, so we never went
After 2000, both farm employers and worker advocates agreed that the best way
to ... captured the desperate poverty of Depression-era migrant farmworkers.
Life for migrant workers in the 1930s, during the Great Depression, was an ... who
had done rather well working on American farms before the Depression.
Although pay for migrant workers had already been low prior to the 1930s, the
Great Depression caused struggling farmers to cut wages further. Migrant
Migrant Farm Workers of the Great Depression. Rationale. This lesson can be
used to introduce students to the conditions that migrant farm workers faced