What are some political and social changes that the Joads go through in The Grapes of Wrath?
The novel takes place during The Dust Bowl in the 1930s, which affected 2.5 million people in the Southern Plains region of the United States. It is one of the worst human-caused ecological disasters in history. Dust storms raged across the plains, wiping out crops, killing livestock, and causing respiratory failure and and other health issues. The novel takes place during the Great Depression (1929-1939) , one of the worst economic downturns in the history of the...
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