American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California

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Abbreviations
Charles Todd Collection: Charles L. Todd Okie Studies Archive in Professor Gerald Haslam's possession, Department of English, California State University, Sonoma.
Federal Writers' Collection: Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project, Oakland, California, Collection on Migratory Labor in California, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
FERA Records: Records of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Record Group 69, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
FSA Collection, Bancroft: Farm Security Administration Collection, Bancroft Library, University of California.
FSA Records, San Bruno: Records of the Farm Security Administration, Record Group 96, Federal Archives and Regional Center, San Bruno, California.
Goldschmidt Records, San Bruno: Records of Walter R. Goldschmidt-Central Valley Project Studies, 1942-46, Record Group 83, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Western Regional Office, Federal Archives and Regional Center, San Bruno, California.
Haynes Collection: John Randolph Haynes Foundation Manuscript Collection, Special Collections Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
JEMF Quarterly: John Edwards Memorial Foundation Quarterly ( Los Angeles).
La Follette Committee, Hearings: U.S. Congress, Senate, Subcommittee of the Committee on Education and Labor to Investigate Violations of the Right of Free Speech and Assembly and Interference with the Right of Labor to Or

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • Part I - Migration and Resettlement 1
  • 1 - Out of the Heartland 3
  • 2 - The Limits of Opportunity 36
  • 3 - The Okie Problem 78
  • 4 - The Dilemma of Outsiders 114
  • Part II - The Okie Subculture 137
  • 5 - Plain-Folk Americanism 139
  • 6 - Up from the Dust 172
  • 7 - Special to God 191
  • 8 - The Language of a Subculture 222
  • Appendix A - Public Use Microdata Samples 249
  • Appendix B - Southwesterners in California Subregions 1935, 1940, 1950, 1970 250
  • Appendix C - Occupation and Income 1940-1970 252
  • Appendix D - Marriage Survey: Sources and Methodology 254
  • Abbreviations 255
  • Notes 257
  • Index 327
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