The Harvest Gypsies

The Harvest Gypsies


Selected via NYU as one of many century's top books of yankee journalism

Gathered during this quantity are seven long-form articles that John Steinbeck wrote in 1936 in regards to the plight of migrant farmworkers through the airborne dirt and dust Bowl, observed via images by way of Dorothea Lange and others. Steinbeck toured the squatters' camps and Hoovervilles of California, growing unforgettable photos of as soon as powerful, self sufficient farmers decreased to distress. The inquisitiveness and outrage of an investigative reporter mixed with the expressive powers of a novelist in his top fueled The Harvest Gypsies, which in flip provided the actual and emotional roots for The Grapes of Wrath and has lengthy been hailed as an American vintage in its personal right.

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