Dust Bowl Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis of The Dust Bowl Migration.
This section contains 1,579 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Dust Bowl Migration: a Story of Race and Poverty

The Dust Bowl Migration: a Story of Race and Poverty

Summary: James N. Gregory's lecture "The Dust Bowl Migration" Poverty Stories, Race Stories went beyond the common image of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, and further analyzed the plights. In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck described the story of a family of Dust Bowl migrants, the Joads, who fled Oklahoma to California in search of better employment, more decent wages, and a life of pleasure.
James N. Gregory, in his lecture "The Dust Bowl Migration: Poverty Stories, Race Stories," went beyond the superficial rumors about stories of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl; instead, he deeply explored the time period and critically studied what life was like for disparate walks of life during this decade. Verily, the 1930s marked a crucial and devastating era in American history, as many poor families migrated and struggled for survival. In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck described the story of a family of Dust Bowl migrants, the Joads, who fled Oklahoma to California in search of better employment, more decent wages, and a life of pleasure. Not only did a series of relentless winds uproot their crops and turn their farmland into a wasteland, but the banks, fearing loss of business, forced them off their land. Though Gregory...

(read more)

This section contains 1,579 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Dust Bowl Migration: a Story of Race and Poverty
Copyrights
BookRags
The Dust Bowl Migration: a Story of Race and Poverty from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook