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The Resource American exodus : the Dust Bowl migration and Okie culture in California, James N. Gregory

American exodus : the Dust Bowl migration and Okie culture in California, James N. Gregory

Label
American exodus : the Dust Bowl migration and Okie culture in California
Title
American exodus
Title remainder
the Dust Bowl migration and Okie culture in California
Statement of responsibility
James N. Gregory
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Generations of Americans have come to know the epic story of Oklahoma farm families driven west to California by dust storms, drought, and economic hardship through Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath and Dorothea Lange's unforgettable photos. James N. Gregory's pathbreaking American Exodus is a classic historical study that uncovers the full meaning of these events. Gregory takes us back to the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the war boom of the 1940s to explore the experiences of the more than one million Oklahomans, Arkansans, Texans, and Missourians who sought opportunities in California. Gregory reaches into the migrants' lives to reveal not only their economic trials but also their impact on California's culture and society. He traces the development of an "Okie subculture" that over the years has grown into an essential element in California's cultural landscape, including an allegiance to evangelical Protestantism, "plain-folk American" values, and a love of country music. The legacy of the Dust Bowl migration can also be measured in political terms: throughout California, and especially in the San Joaquin Valley, Okies have implanted their own brand of populist conservatism.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gregory, James N.
Dewey number
304.8/794/0766
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB1985.C2
LC item number
G74 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Migration, Internal
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Depressions
  • Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
  • California
  • Oklahoma
  • Trabajadores agrícolas
  • Trabajadores agrícolas
  • Depresiones (Ciclos comerciales)
  • Einwanderer
  • Kultur
Label
American exodus : the Dust Bowl migration and Okie culture in California, James N. Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1: Migration and resettlement. Out of the heartland ; The limits of opportunity ; The Okie problem ; The dilemma of outsiders -- Pt. 2: The Okie subculture. Plain-folk Americanism ; Up from the dust ; Special to God ; The language of a subculture
Control code
19130576
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780195044232
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88036230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1239546
Label
American exodus : the Dust Bowl migration and Okie culture in California, James N. Gregory
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1: Migration and resettlement. Out of the heartland ; The limits of opportunity ; The Okie problem ; The dilemma of outsiders -- Pt. 2: The Okie subculture. Plain-folk Americanism ; Up from the dust ; Special to God ; The language of a subculture
Control code
19130576
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780195044232
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88036230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1239546

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