The Harvest Gypsies

The Harvest Gypsies gives us an eyewitness account of the horrendous Dust Bowl migration, and provides the factual foundation for Steinbeck’s masterpiece.

The Harvest Gypsies

The Harvest Gypsies

A collection of newspaper articles about Dust Bowl migrants in California’s Central Valley by the author of The Grapes of Wrath, accompanied by photos. Three years before his triumphant novel The Grapes of Wrath—a fictional portrayal of a Depression-era family fleeing Oklahoma during a disastrous period of drought and dust storms—John Steinbeck wrote seven articles for the San Francisco News about these history-making events and the hundreds of thousands who made their way west to work as farm laborers. With the inquisitiveness of an investigative reporter and the emotional power of a novelist in his prime, Steinbeck toured the squatters’ camps and Hoovervilles of rural California. The Harvest Gypsies gives us an eyewitness account of the horrendous Dust Bowl migration, and provides the factual foundation for Steinbeck’s masterpiece. Included are twenty-two photographs by Dorothea Lange and others, many of which accompanied Steinbeck’s original articles. '”Steinbeck’s potent blend of empathy and moral outrage was perfectly matched by the photographs of Dorothea Lange, who had caught the whole saga with her camera—the tents, the jalopies, the bindlestiffs, the pathos and courage of uprooted mothers and children.”—San Francisco Review of Books “Steinbeck’s journalism shares the enduring quality of his famous novel…Certain to engage students of both American literature and labor history.”—Publishers Weekly

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The Harvest Gypsies
Language: en
Pages: 82
Authors: John Steinbeck
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-01 - Publisher: Heyday.ORIM

A collection of newspaper articles about Dust Bowl migrants in California’s Central Valley by the author of The Grapes of Wrath, accompanied by photos. Three years before his triumphant novel The Grapes of Wrath—a fictional portrayal of a Depression-era family fleeing Oklahoma during a disastrous period of drought and dust
Lecture, The Harvest Gypsies: on the Road to The Grapes of Wrath [by] Charles Wollenberg
Language: en
Pages: 1
Authors: Gleeson Library Associates
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher:

Books about Lecture, The Harvest Gypsies: on the Road to The Grapes of Wrath [by] Charles Wollenberg
Study Guide
Language: en
Pages: 50
Authors: Supersummary
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-24 - Publisher:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 48-page guide for "The Harvest Gypsies" by John Steinbeck includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 7 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes
From Good Ma to Welfare Queen
Language: en
Pages: 153
Authors: Vivyan Campbell Adair
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Psychology Press

Through this exploration the connection between textual representation and social productions of the "Real" become startlingly apparent.".
Critical Companion to John Steinbeck
Language: en
Pages: 417
Authors: Jeffrey D. Schultz, Luchen Li
Categories: Electronic books
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.

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