Grapes of Wrath Context

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  • John Steinbeck
    • Born in 1902
    • known to write about societies most down-trodden citizens
      • migrant workers
        • Of mice and Men
        • The Grapes of Wrath
    • The Grapes of Wrath Context
      • The dust bowl
        • early 1930's
        • affected mainly Oklahoma and Texas
        • severe drought
        • the top soil had become loose
        • agricultural failure
          • many travelled to California in search of a new life
            • However California wasn't as expected
              • overcrowded
              • jobs and food became scarce
              • hostility from Californians
                • "okie"
                • caused riots
                • burnt down Hoovervilles
                  • named after PresidentHoover
                    • Blamed  for the problems that led to the Great Depression
                  • accomidation was minimal
                    • weedpatch camp
                      • buit by the government to house migrant workers
                      • more luxurious than hoovervilles
                        • running and hot water
                        • flushing toilets
                        • showers
      • Publishing of the novel
        • 1939
          • The Grapes of Wrath
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      • The Great Depression
        • affected dust bowl farmers greatly
          • unabble to pay mortgageor invest in industrial machines
            • needed to keep up with bigger landowners
          • forced to leave the land "tractored off"
            • many travelled to California in search of a new life
              • However California wasn't as expected
                • overcrowded
                • jobs and food became scarce
                • hostility from Californians
                  • "okie"
                  • caused riots
                  • burnt down Hoovervilles
                    • named after PresidentHoover
                      • Blamed  for the problems that led to the Great Depression
                    • accomidation was minimal
                      • weedpatch camp
                        • buit by the government to house migrant workers
                        • more luxurious than hoovervilles
                          • running and hot water
                          • flushing toilets
                          • showers
        • wall street crash
          • October 1929
        • mid 1930's
    • devoted to writing his novels
      • Preparation
        • Grapes of Wrath
          • lived with an Oklahoma family
          • travelled to California with them

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