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In Dubious Battle Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

Jim and Mac go to work picking apples, and Jim meets Dan, an old man who used to be a tree-topper, called himself a top-faller and is now reduced to migrant crop work. They chat, and Dan reminisces about how the Wobblies got toilets and showers for the loggers. He talks about how they organized and joined unions only to find that the elected leaders sold them out. Dan says he feels something will happen with this group and that it is like water heaving before the boil. It's anger, maybe over too much hunger or too many bosses kicking hell out of the men. Jim insists that there should be a plan to direct things when it all blows, and Dan says there will be no controlling it when it does. Jim asks Dan why he doesn't work the charity system instead of back-breaking work when...

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