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Before he wrote his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck was commissioned by The San Francisco News to write a series of articles on the migrant laborers of the Salinas Valley. The result, ‘The Harvest Gypsies” (1936) were published consecutively from October 5 to October 12, 1936. In 1938 the Simon J. [...]
Poverty trends in Salinas may be an important case study for the United States, as shifting demographics create new challenges for policy-makers across the country.
The U.S. Mexico border region is unlike any other place in the United States. The dividing line between the two countries stretches for nearly two thousand miles from San Diego, California to Brownsville, Texas. Although much of the geography is unique, it is not the physical terrain that makes the area so distinct. The border [...]