The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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What is the difference in the current conditions of migrant farm workers in California with those of the migrants in The Grapes of Wrath?

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While migrant workers still do not live a life of luxury, the do have certain advantages 30s migrants did not have, chiefly a minimum wage for legal workers. As the Joads and thousands of other Okies discover, jobs in the orchards and fields often went to the lowest bidder. Handbills, like the one that got the Joads moving westward in the first place, frequently...

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