Title

Foreword to Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California by Carey McWilliams

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2000

Publication Title

Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California

Department

History

Abstract

This book is a reissue of the original 1939 publication. Dramatizing the misery of the dust bowl migrants hoping to find work in California agriculture, this text starts with the scandals of the Spanish land grant purchases, and goes on to examine the experience of ethnic groups that have provided labour for California's agricultural industry.

pp.

ix-xviii