The Great Depression merely exacerbated their harsh circumstances. ... of the
nation's agricultural regions, worsened the difficulties migrant workers faced.
The Great Depression of the 1930s hit Mexican immigrants especially hard. ... All
in all, hundreds of thousands of Mexican immigrants, especially farmworkers,
were sent ... The FSA camps provided housing, food, and medicine for migrant
This catastrophe intensified the economic impact of the Great Depression in the
... first using the term Oakie, in the mid-1930s, to identify migrant farm workers.
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 ...
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
Mexican and Mexican American migrant farm workers expected conditions like
those ... As the Great Depression took a toll on California's economy during the ...
They were the first farmworkers, to form associations and strike for improved
wages ... By 1917 the IWW had over 10,000 migrant field worker members, but
the ... The Great Depression brought a wave of displaced farmers to California
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
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.
As the "double whammy" of drought and depression deepened on the Great
Plains, ... California – the state that had once advertised for more migrant workers