The Grapes of Wrath - Chapters 19-20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19. In California, the Americans came and took the land. They inhabited it and relished it. They built farms, more and bigger. But the farmers grew too much, and they grew separated from the land. They grew so large they hired others to work the land, and the small farms were absorbed into the larger. Then the migrants came, and the farm owners hate them because the migrants were strong. There are too many though, and they want the land that is not being used. If they could only feed their families, it would be enough. The migrants gather in Hoovervilles, but the Californians don't want them. The owners of the land grow frightened because they know what 300,000 migrants can do if they join together. A child dies, and the family cannot pay to have him buried, but the other migrants give what they can to help...

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