PDF American Exodus The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California By James N. Gregory

PDF American Exodus The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California By James N. Gregory Fifty years ago John Steinbeck's now classic novel The Grapes of Wrath captured the epic story of an Oklahoma farm family driven west to California by dust storms drought and economic hardship It wasFifty years ago John Steinbeck's now classic novel The Grapes of Wrath captured the epic story of an Oklahoma farm family driven west to California by dust storms drought and economic hardship It was a story that generations of Americans have also come to know through Dorothea Lange's unforgettable photos of migrant families struggling to make a living in Depression torn California Now in James N Gregory's pathbreaking American Exodus there is at last an historical study that moves beyond the fiction of the 1930s to uncover the full meaning of these events American Exodus takes us back to the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the war boom influx of the 1940s to explore the experiences of the than one million Oklahomans Arkansans Texans and Missourians who sought opportunities in California Gregory reaches into the.

Migrants' lives to reveal not only their economic trials but also their impact on California's culture and society He traces the development of an Okie subculture that over the years has grown into an essential element in California's cultural landscape Gregory vividly depicts how Southwesterners brought with them on their journey west an allegiance to evangelical Protestantism plain folk American values and a love of country music These values gave Okies an expanding cultural presence their new home In their neighborhoods often called Little Oklahomas they created a community of churches and saloons of church goers and good old boys mixing stern minded religious thinking with hard drinking irreverence Today Baptist and Pentecostal churches abound in this region and from Gene Autry Oklahoma's singing cowboy to Woody.

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PDF American Exodus The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California By James N. Gregory

PDF American Exodus The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California By James N. Gregory

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