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

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APPENDIX B

Southwesterners in
California Subregions
1935, 1940, 1950, 1970

THE FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE DISTRIBUTION OF SOUTHWESTERN-BORN non-Hispanic whites in California at selected dates between 1935 and 1970, the net increase in population between dates, and their representation in the population of each area. Since the sources are the Census Public Use Microdata Samples, which are one-percent census samples, the numbers are calculated estimates.

A word about the 1935 figures. They derive from the 1940 Census question, "Where did you reside April 1, 1935?" which, unfortunately, is our only source on the distribution of Southwesterners before 1940. It is not a fully accurate survey since anyone who had left California during the second half of the decade would not have been counted.

It may be noticed that there are discrepancies between this table and the data reported in some of the text tables. Table 1.1 in Chapter 1 reports volume of migration to California and includes Hispanics and nonwhites, which this table does not. The data accompanying Map 4 in Chapter 2 is not precisely comparable because it tracks persons who lived in the. South- west in 1935 as opposed to those born in those states.

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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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