1 Great Depression usage; 2 Living Conditions in California during the Great ...
with 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 ...
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 Great Depression merely exacerbated their harsh circumstances. ... of the
nation's agricultural regions, worsened the difficulties migrant workers faced.
Migrant Farm Workers of the Great Depression. Rationale. This lesson can be
used to introduce students to the conditions that migrant farm 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
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
As the "double whammy" of drought and depression deepened on the Great
Plains, ... California – the state that had once advertised for more migrant workers
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.
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.