The Harvest Gypsies

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John Steinbeck's The Harvest Gypsies is a collection of seven newspaper articles on migrant farm workers that he wrote in 1936 for The San Francisco News. In the book, Steinbeck... Read more

John Steinbeck's The Harvest Gypsies is a collection of seven newspaper articles on migrant farm workers that he wrote in 1936 for The San Francisco News. In the book, Steinbeck contrasts the despair of squatters' camps and Hoovervilles with the hope offered by government resettlement camps, which provided self-help committees, nurseries, and decent sanitation. The book, accompanied by photographs from Dorothea Lange and others, provides the factual foundation for Steinbeck's masterpiece The Grapes of Wrath.

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This book, titled The Harvest Gypsies, contains seven newspaper articles that John Steinbeck wrote for The San Francisco News in 1936. These articles focus on migrant farm workers and their living conditions, which Steinbeck investigated and reported on with the same skill and sensitivity as a novelist.


The book includes twenty-two photographs taken by Dorothea Lange and others, many of which were originally published alongside Steinbeck's articles. Steinbeck's vivid descriptions illustrate the miserable living conditions of once proud farmers who had been reduced to subhumanity.


Steinbeck also contrasts this misery with the hope offered by government resettlement camps, where self-help committees, child nurseries, quilting and sewing projects, and improved sanitation were restoring dignity and saving lives.


The Harvest Gypsies provides a factual foundation for Steinbeck's masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath, and offers an eyewitness account of the Dust Bowl migration, which was a major event in California history.

Information

Brand: Heyday Books

Publisher Date: 10/01/2011

Author: John Steinbeck & Charles Wollenberg

Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.9 x 0.3

UPC: 9781890771614

Pages: 80