Bitter Harvest, a History of California Farmworkers, 1870-1941

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1982 - Business & Economics - 348 pages
 

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One clarification on this article, the strikers involved in the Vacaville Pruners Strike were not Mexican workers, they were Spanish, all had immigrated from Spain to the Hawaiin Islands and then to Vacaville Ca. from 1911 to 1913. See Spanish Pruners Strike at http://www.vimeo.com/12019191

Contents

Preface
11
In Search of a Peasantry a
40
The Progressive Era
71
Two views of living conditions on the Durst ranch
92
Communists on the Farm
105
Parent and child at work in industrialized agriculture
107
1933
141
Strikers camp at Corcoran during 1933 cotton strike
188
Pat Chambers addressing strikers at Visalia
207
The Imperial Valley
222
Passage to No Mans Land
258
Migrant camp in San Joaquin Valley during 1935 season
263
Dust Bowl migrants at Farm Security Administration
269
Notes
287
Index
343
Copyright

Armed farmers hiding before their attack on strikers
197

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