The Great Depression merely exacerbated their harsh circumstances. ... of the
nation's agricultural regions, worsened the difficulties migrant workers faced.
Interestingly, two of the three are not about farm workers: instead, they focus on
the ... selected a migrant from Texas and Oklahoma, Bill Hamett, to be the
workers' ... the stark symbol of a woman trapped in poverty during the Great
The Great Depression of the 1930s hit Mexican immigrants especially hard. ...
The farmworkers who remained struggled to survive in desperate conditions. ...
The FSA camps provided housing, food, and medicine for migrant farm families, ...
The attempts of these displaced agricultural workers to find other work were met
... Great Depression, drought, and dust storms, thousands of farmers packed up ...
Overview. John Steinbeck's famous hobos, George and Lennie, bring the migrant
farm experience of the Great Depression to life in the celebrated classic of ...
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
The Melting Pot of California Migrant Workers ... The conditions at the ranch were
rough, the farm machinery dangerous, the bunkhouse a pit, ... When Great
Depression-induced unemployment reached its peak in the mid 1930s so did
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.
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