Factories in the Field The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California
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Description: 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
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Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/15/2000
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Empires and Utopias|
|The Pattern Is Cut|
|The Factories Appear|
|"Our Oriental Agriculture"|
|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|