A paper on California during the great depression is excellent. Youshould look at some of the economic aspects and try to explain whyCalifornia overall did not suffer as much as most other states. Thatwould explain the migrations in, and then look at the responses to themigrations from different sectors in California society. Why did thestate post border guards and try to refuse entry to migrants? Who wasbehind that? How did the migration affect labor organizing, particularlyin the agricultural industries? How did police forces respond and how didthey change? Did the new populations fit in or did they stand apart, withdifferent values and mores, from the previous settlers?How cal fared during the depression? Why was that? What were the political consequences? Narrow it down to political economy aspects. Why it became basis for defense industries. Jarold HaslamCarrie McWilliams-wrote about diff aspects of social history
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