Factories in the Field The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California

ISBN-10: 0520224132
ISBN-13: 9780520224131
Edition: 2000
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 363
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

This book was the first broad exposeacute; of the social and environmental damage inflicted by the growth of corporate agriculture in California.Factories in the Field--together with the work of Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and John Steinbeck--dramatizes the misery of the dust bowl migrants hoping to find work in California agriculture. McWilliams starts with the scandals of the Spanish land grant purchases, and continues on to examine the experience of the various ethnic groups that have provided labor for California's agricultural industry--Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans, Filipinos, Armenians--the strikes, and the efforts to organize labor unions

Foreword
Introduction
Land Monopolization
Empires and Utopias
The Pattern Is Cut
The Chinese
The Factories Appear
"Our Oriental Agriculture"
Social Consequences
The Wheatland Riot
The War Speed-Up
The Postwar Decade (1920-1930)
The Land Settlements: Delhi and Durham
The Great Strikes
The Rise of Farm Fascism
The Drive for Unionization
The Trend toward Stabilization
The End of a Cycle
Bibliography
Bibliographical Essay
Index

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