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About the Dust Bowl http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/dustbowl.htm

Agee, James, and Walker Evans. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939.

Allen, Frederick Lewis. The Nineteen-Thirties in America. New York: Harper, 1940.

Allen, Nina. "Re-Viewing John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath." The Grapes of Wrath: A Re-Consideration. Ed. Michael J. Meyer. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.

America in the 1930s http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/front.html

Arthur, Jason. "'Where is the Dust?': James Agee's Lost Review of John Ford's Film Adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath." The Grapes of Wrath: A Re-Consideration. Ed. Michael J. Meyer. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.

"Associated Farmers of Kern County, Calif, Approve Ban on The Grapes of Wrath." Wilson Library Bulletin October 1939: 102.

"Attempts to Suppress Grapes of Wrath." Publishers Weekly 2 September 1939: 777.

B., E. S. "Social Photoplay." Review of The Grapes of Wrath (film). Sociology and Social Research May 1940: 497.

Babb, Sanora, and Dorothy Babb. On the Dirty Plate Trail: Remembering the Dust Bowl Refugee Camps. Arlington: U of Texas P, 2007.

Baskind, Samantha. "The "True" Story: LIFE Magazine, Horace Bristol, and John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath." Steinbeck Studies 15.2 (2004): 39-74.

Baxter, John. "John Ford." Film Reference. http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Du-Fr/Ford-John.html

Bednarek, Janet R. Daley. "A Historian's View of The Grapes of Wrath." University of Dayton Review 23.2 (1995-96): 83-88.

Bergman, Andrew. We're in the Money: Depression America and Its Films. New York: New York UP, 1971.

"Between the Wars: The Dust Bowl" http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=300

Bloom, Harold. John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.

Bluestone, George. Novels into Film. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1957.

Bonnifield, Paul. The Dust Bowl: Men, Dirt and Depression. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1979.

Bourke-White, Margaret. The Photographs of Margaret Bourke-White. Greenwich: New York Graphic Society, 1972.

Boyle, T. C. The Tortilla Curtain. New York: Viking, 1995.

Brinkley, Alan. "The Grapes of Wrath." Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies. Ed. Marc C. Carnes. New York: Holt, 1995. 224-27.

Burress, Lee. "Censorship and The Grapes of Wrath." Readings on the Grapes of Wrath. Ed. Gary Weiner. San Diego: Greenhaven, 1999. 159-64.

Burton, Thomas. "Wine from These Grapes." Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Saturday Review of Literature 10 February 1940: 16.

Byrne, M. St. Clare. "Of Novels and Films." Fortnightly October 1940: 409-16.

Caldwell, Erskine, and Margaret Bourke-White. You Have Seen Their Faces. New York: Modern Age Books, 1937.

Callahan, Sean, ed. The Photographs of Margaret Bourke-White. Boston: New York Historical Society, 1975.

Casey, Janet Galligani. "Dis/Locating the Radical in The Grapes of Wrath." The Grapes of Wrath: A Re-Consideration. Ed. Michael J. Meyer. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.

Caskey, J. Homer. Letter to the Editor. Review of The Grapes of Wrath (novel). Saturday Review of Literature 20 May 1939: 9.

Christensen, Terry. "'We're the People': Reel Politics in the Late Thirties." Reel Politics: American Political Movies from Birth of a Nation to Platoon. New York: Blackwell, 1987.

Condon, Frank. "The Grapes of Raps." Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Colliers 27 January 1940: 23ff.

Cowley, Malcolm. Review of The Grapes of Wrath (novel). New Republic 15 April 1939: 382-83.

Critser, Greg. "The Making of a Cultural Rebel: Carey McWilliams, 1924-1930." Pacific Historical Review 55 (1986): 226-55.

Critser, Greg. "The Political Rebellion of Carey McWilliams." UCLA Historical Journal 4 (1983): 34-65.

Davis, Robert Murray, ed. Steinbeck: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1982.

Dickstein, Morris. "Steinbeck and the Great Depression." South Atlantic Quarterly 103.1 (2004): 111-31.

Dirks, Tom. Grapes of Wrath (1940). http://www.filmsite.org/grap.html

Ditsky, John. Critical Essays on Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1989.

Ditsky, John. John Steinbeck and the Critics. Rochester: Camden House, 2000.

Donohue, Agnes McNeill. A Casebook on The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Crowell, 1968.

Dudley, William, ed. The Great Depression. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1994.

Dunn, Larry, and Kathi Durham, eds. The Grapes of Wrath in Kern County. Bakersfield: Bakersfield College, 1982.

The Dust Bowl http://www.weru.ksu.edu/new_weru/multimedia/dustbowl/dustbowlpics.html

Egan, Timothy. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006.

Eisinger, Chester. "The Philosophical Joads." College English 2 (1941): 315-25.

Emory, Doug. "Point of View and Narrative Voice in The Grapes of Wrath: Steinbeck and Ford." Narrative Strategies: Original Essays in Film and Prose Fiction. Ed. Syndy M. Conger and Janice R. Welsch. Macomb: Western Illinois UP, 1980.

Fadiman, Clifton. "Highway 66 -- A Tale of Five Cities." Review of The Grapes of Wrath (novel). New Yorker 15 April 1939: 101.

Ferguson, Otis. "Show for the People." Review of The Grapes of Wrath. New Republic 12 February 1940: 212.

Franklin, Richard. "John Ford." Senses of Cinema. http://sensesofcinema.com/2002/great-directors/ford/

French, Warren. A Companion to The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Penguin, 1963.

French, Warren. Filmguide to The Grapes of Wrath. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1973.

French, Warren. "Analysis." Filmguide to Grapes of Wrath. Bloomington: U of Indian P, 1973.

Gallo, Donald. A Teacher's Guide to the Penguin Edition of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pdf/teachersguides/grapeswrath.pdf

Gassner, John, and Dudley Nichols. Twenty Best Film Plays. New York: Garland Pub., 1977.

Geary, Daniel. "Carey McWilliams and Antifascism, 1934–1943." Journal of American History 90.3 (2003): 912-34.

Gibson, Wilfred. "Three New Novels." Manchester Guardian 8 September 1939: 3.

Gladstein, Mabel Reisel. "From Heroine to Supporting Player: The Diminution of Ma Joad." Critical Essays on Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. Ed. John Ditsky. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1989.

Gossage, Leslie. "The Artful Propaganda of Ford's The Grapes of Wrath." New Essays on The Grapes of Wrath. Ed. David Wyatt. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990. 101-25.

"Grapes of Wrath." Fortnightly October 1940: 409-16.

The Grapes of Wrath NPR http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/grapesofwrath/index.html

"Grapes of Wrath Banned by Buffalo Library." Publishers Weekly 12 August 1939: 453.

"Grapes of Wrath consigned to flames by Library board of East St Louis, Ill." Publishers Weekly 25 November 1939: 1994.

"The Grasslands." Fortune November 1935: 58-67.

Gregory, James Noble. American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California. New York: Oxford UP, 1989.

Guthrie, Woody. "Tom Joad." American Folksong: Woody Guthrie. New York: Oak Publications, 1961.

Guthrie, Woody. Dust Bowl Ballads. New York: Buddha Records, 2000.

Hartranft, Marshall V. Grapes of Gladness: California's Refreshing and Inspiring Answer to John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath." Los Angeles: DeVorss & Co. 1939.

Harvest of Shame (1960)

Heavilin, Barbara A. The Critical Response to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Hoellering, Franz. "Films." Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Nation 3 February 1940: 137-38.

"I Wonder Where We Can Go Now." Fortune April 1939: 90-94, 112-19.

Jack, P. M.. Review of The Grapes of Wrath (novel). New Republic 3 May 1939: 382.

Jackson, Joseph Henry. "The Finest Book John Steinbeck Has Written." New York Herald Tribune Books 16 April 1939: 8.

Johnson, Vance. Heaven's Tableland: The Dust Bowl Story. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1947.

K., S. J. "The Roving Eye." Wilson Library Bulletin April 1940: 574. Editorial notice of Lee F. Zimmerman's statement on Grapes of Wrath.

Kirby, Lisa A. "A Radical Revisioning: Understanding and Repositioning The Grapes of Wrath as Political 'Propaganda.'" The Grapes of Wrath: A Re-Consideration. Ed. Michael J. Meyer. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.

Kronenberger, Louis. Review of The Grapes of Wrath (novel). Nation 15 April 1939: 440-41.

Lange, Dorothea. An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion in the Thirties. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1940.

Lingo, Marci. "Forbidden Fruit: The Banning of The Grapes of Wrath in the Kern County Free Library." Libraries and Culture 38.4 (2003): 351-77.

Lisca, Peter. The Wide World of John Steinbeck. Staten Island: Gordian Press, 1981. 1958.

Lisca, Peter., and Kevin Hearle. The Grapes of Wrath: Text and Criticism. New York: Penguin, 1997.

Locke, Edwin. "John Ford's Grapes of Wrath." Reprinted Celluloid Power: Social Film Criticism from The Birth of a Nation to Judgment at Nuremberg. Ed. David Platt. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1992.

Lorence, James J. "The Resilient People: The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Exposes Poverty in the Land of Plenty." Screening America: United States History through Film since 1900. New York: Pearson, 2006. 65-77.

Lorentz, Pare. Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Lorentz on Film: Movies 1927 to 1941. New York: Hopkinson and Blake, 1975.

Lucius, Ramona. "Let There Be Darkness: Reversed Symbols of Light and Dark in The Grapes of Wrath." Pleiades 12.1 (1991): 50-58.

Macklin, Tony. "The Grapes of Wrath: The Values of John Ford and John Steinbeck." University of Dayton Review 23.3 (1995): 99-103.

MacLeish, Archibald. Land of the Free. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co. 1938.

Maland, Charles. American Visions: The Films of Chaplin, Ford, Capra, and Welles, 1936-1941. New York: Arno Press, 1977.

McElrath, Joseph R. John Steinbeck: The Contemporary Reviews. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996.

McWilliams, Carey. Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California. Boston: Little, Brown, 1939.

McWilliams, Carey. Ill Fares the Land: Migrants and Migratory Labor in the United States. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942.

McWilliams, Carey. "Glory, Glory California." New Republic 22 July 1940: 125.

Migrant Farm Labor: The Problem and How to Meet It. Washington: Dept of Agriculture, 1940.

Millichap, Joseph R. "The Grapes of Wrath." Steinbeck and Film. New York: Ungar, 1983.

Miltner, Robert. "Monopolizing Monsters: Demise of the Family Farm and the Rise of Corporate Farming in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath." The Grapes of Wrath: A Re-Consideration. Ed. Michael J. Meyer. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.

Miron, George Thomas. The Truth about John Steinbeck and the Migrants. Los Angeles: printed by Haynes Corp., 1939.

Mitchell, Ruth Comfort. Of Human Kindness. New York: Appleton-Century, 1940.

Neuberger, Richard L. "The New Oregon Trail." Collier's 27 March 1937: 14-15, 38.

"New Campaign for The Grapes of Wrath." Publishers Weekly 5 August 1939: 355. [novel]

The New Deal Network http://newdeal.feri.org/index.htm

Noble, Donald R. The Steinbeck Question: New Essays in Criticism. Troy: Whitston Publishing, 1993.

Nugent, Frank S. "THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; Twentieth Century-Fox Shows a Flawless Film Edition of John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath.'" Review of The Grapes of Wrath. New York Times 25 January 1940: 17.

Nugent, Frank. "About 'The Grapes of Wrath.'" Review of The Grapes of Wrath. New York Times 28 January 1940: 5.

O'Brien, Kate. Review of The Grapes of Wrath (novel). Saturday Review of Literature 15 April 1939: 3.

Owens, Louis. The Grapes of Wrath: Trouble in the Promised Land. Boston: Twayne, 1989.

Parfit, Michael. "The Dust Bowl." Smithsonian June 1989: 44-57.

Pauly, Thomas H. "Gone with the Wind and The Grapes of Wrath as Hollywood Histories of the Great Depression." Journal of Popular Film 3 (1974).

Pells, Richard H. Radical Visions and Utopian Dreams: Culture and Social Thought in the Depression Years. New York: Harper & Row, 1973. 263-91.

A Photo Essay on the Great Depression http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/photoessay.htm

The Plow That Broke the Plains. Pare Lorentz. 1936.

Pulliam, Rebecca. "The Grapes of Wrath." Velvet Light Trap 2 (August 1971): 3-7.

"Red Meat and Red Herrings." Commonweal 13 October 1939: 562-63.

Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Commonweal 9 February 1940: 348.

Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Life 5 June 1939: 66-67. http://books.google.com/books?id=fkkEAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Life 22 January 1940: 29-31.

Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Time 12 February 1940: 70. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,884004-2,00.html

Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Scholastic 5 February 1940: 36.

Richardson, Peter. American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2005.

The River. Directed by Pare Lorentz, 1937.

Roffman, Peter, and Jim Purdy. "The Grapes of Wrath." The Hollywood Social Problem Film. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1981.

Rollins, Peter C. The Columbia Companion to American History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past. New York: Columbia UP, 2003.

Rule, Philip C. "The Grapes of Wrath: The Poor You Always Have with You." Image and Likeness: Religious Visions in American Film Classics. Ed. John R. May. New York: Paulist Press, 1992.

"The Saga of the Okies." Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Newsweek 12 February 1940: 37-38.

Sanderson, Jim. "American Romanticism in John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath: Horizontalness, Darkness, Christ, and F.D.R." Literature Film Quarterly 17.4 (1989): 231-44.

Sarris, Andrew. "1940-1947: The Poet Laureate." The John Ford Movie Mystery. London: Secker and Warburg, 1975.

Schweiger, Florian. "The Joad Collective: Class Consciousness and Social Reorganization in The Grapes of Wrath." The Grapes of Wrath: A Re-Consideration. Ed. Michael J. Meyer. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.

Shillinglaw, Susan. "California Answers The Grapes of Wrath." The Critical Response to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Ed. Barbara Heavilin. Westport: Greenwood P, 2000.

Shindo, Charles J. Dust Bowl Migrants in the American Imagination. Lawrence: U of Kansas P, 1997.

Shockley, Martin Staples. "The Reception of The Grapes of Wrath in Oklahoma." American Literature 15 (1944): 351-61.

Sillen, Samuel. "Censoring The Grapes of Wrath." New Masses 12 September 1939: 23-24.

Sklar, Robert. Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies. New York: Random House, 1975. 175-214.

Smith, John R. "Making the Cut: Documentary Work in John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath." Literature Film Quarterly 35.4 (2007): 323-29.

Sobchack, Vivian. "The Grapes of Wrath (1940): Thematic Emphasis Through Visual Style." Hollywood as Historian: American Film in a Cultural Context. Ed. Peter C. Rollins. Lexington: U of Kentucky P, 1998.

"Speaking of Pictures: These pictures prove facts in Grapes of Wrath." Life 19 February 1940: 10-11. http://books.google.com/books?id=tj8EAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Spearman, Arthur D. "Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath as Red Propaganda." San Francisco Examiner 14 June 1939: 12.

Steichen, Edward. The Bitter Years: 1935-41. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1962.

Stein, Walter J. California and the Dust Bowl Migration. Westport: Greenwood, 1973.

Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Viking, 1939.

Steinbeck, John. The Harvest Gypsies . San Francisco: The San Francisco News, 1936. [reprinted Berkeley: Heyday Books, 1988.

Steinbeck, John. Their Blood Is Strong. San Francisco: Simon J. Lubin Society, 1938.

Stewart, Dean, and Jeannine Gendar, eds. Fool's Paradise: A Carey McWilliams Reader. Santa Clara: Santa Clara UP, 2001.

Stowell, Peter. "The Myth of American Agrarianism: The Grapes of Wrath and Tobacco Road." John Ford. Boston: Twayne, 1986.

Surviving the Dust Bowl. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/dustbowl/

Surviving the Dust Bowl. Written and produced by Chana Gazit co-produced and edited by David Steward, for "The American Experience," a production of WGBH Boston, Mass. 1998, A Stewart/Gazit Productions, Inc.

Taylor, Frank. J. "California's Grapes of Wrath [Joad family not typical]." The Forum November 1939: 232-38.

Taylor, Paul S., with photographs by Dorothea Lange. "Again the Covered Wagons." Survey Graphic July 1935. http://newdeal.feri.org/survey/35348.htm

Tedlock, E. W., and C. V. Wicker. Steinbeck and His Critics, A Record of Twenty-Five Years. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1957.

Tent cities spring up in LA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnnOOo6tRs8

Terkel, Studs. Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression. New York: Panttheon, 1970.

Thompson, Paul. "Pictured: The credit crunch tent city which has returned to haunt America." Mail Online 6 March 2009. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1159677/Pictured-The-credit-crunch-tent-city-returned-haunt-America.html

Todd, Charles L. ""Trampling out the Vintage: Farm Security Camps Provide the Imperial Valley Migrants with a Home and a Hope." Common Sense July 1939: 7-8, 30. http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=afcts&fileName=clip004/clip004.db&recNum=0

Todd, Charles L. "The Okies Search for a Lost Frontier." New York Times Magazine 27 August 1939. http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=afcts&fileName=nyt001/nyt001.db&recNum=1

"Trampling Grapes of Wrath [California farmers assail Steinbeck, concentrate on drive for restrictive labor laws]." Business Week 16 December 1939: 38.

Tyler, Parker. "Mirage of the Sunken Bathtub." Magic and Myth of the Movies. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1947.

Vaughan, James N. The Grapes of Wrath. Commonweal 28 July 1939: 341-42. [novel]

"Viking's Grapes of Wrath Campaign." Publishers Weekly 17 February 1940: 774-77.

Voices from the Dust Bowl http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afctshtml/tshome.html

Wartzman, Rick. Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Public Affairs, 2008.

Weedpatch Camp http://www.weedpatchcamp.com/index.htm

Weeks, Edward. Review of The Grapes of Wrath (novel). Atlantic June 1939.

Weeks, Edward. Review of The Grapes of Wrath (novel). Atlantic May 1939.

Weiner, Gary, ed. Readings on the Grapes of Wrath. San Diego: Greenhaven, 1999.

West, Anthony. "New Novels." Review of The Grapes of Wrath. New Statesman and Nation 16 September 1939: 404-5.

Whipple, Leon. "Novels on Social Themes." Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Survey Graphic June 1939: 401-2.

Whitebait, William. "A Fine Film." Review of The Grapes of Wrath. New Statesman and Nation 27 July 1940: 87.

Windschuttle, Keith. "Steinbeck's Myth of the Okies." New Criterion 20.10 (2002): 24-32.

Wright, Basil. Review of The Grapes of Wrath. Spectator 26 July 1940: 92.

Wyatt, David. New Essays on The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Cambridge UP, 1990.