White Migration

White Migration - truck, mattress, tent, and barefoot...

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White Migration: Okies and Arkies 1. Causes and Conditions The push and the pull 2. The Migration and the Reception Destination made a difference! 3. The Culture a. The migration spread lower middle-class conservatism across the country. b. The language of a subculture: songs about family and place c. The mainstreaming of Okie values d. Rednecks in pop culture
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Tenant Woman
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Dust Storm Approaching, 1930s Contrary to the popular mythology promoted by the press, most “Okie” migrants came from areas outside of the Dust Bowl.
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Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Missouri with major cities, cotton region, and Dust Bowl
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Images of the White Migration
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1930s – Okies goin’ to California
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Dorothea Lange photo, “Bound for California, 1938”
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. . . another classic Dorothea Lange photo. Note the broken-down
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Unformatted text preview: truck, mattress, tent, and barefoot children. In a Camp of Migratory Pea Pickers, the Dorothea Lange photo that startled a nation California Dreamin Okies Children Living in a Democracy, Dorothea Lange. This migratory family came from Amarillo, TX in 1940. They lived in an open field with no sanitation or water. Farm workers from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas in the cotton fields north of Palo Verde in central Maricopa County, AZ, 1932 Residence in 1940 of Western Southerners moving to California, 1935-1940 Merle Haggard: The Okie from Muskogee Okie pride and the mainstreaming of Okie values Rednecks in pop culture: King of the Hill Boomhauer, Dale, Hank, and Bill Another redneck in pop culture: Cletus from The Simpsons...
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2010 for the course GCU 81301 taught by Professor Shaeffer during the Spring '09 term at ASU.

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