Media of Interest

Guthrie, Woody. “Tom Joad (Parts I and II),” 6:53. In Dust Bowl Ballads. Vinyl. RCA Victor, 1940.

The Grapes of Wrath. DVD. Directed by John Ford. 20th Century Fox, 1940.

Steinbeck, John. 1939. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Penguin Books, 2002.


Historical Background

Anderson, Nels. Men on the Move. The University of Chicago Sociological Series. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1940.

Babb, Sanora, Dorothy Wixson, Dorothy Babb, and Douglas C. Wixson. On the Dirty Plate Trail: Remembering the Dust Bowl Refugee Camps. 1st ed. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Imprint Series. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007.

Bonnifield, Mathew Paul. The Dust Bowl: Men, Dirt, and Depression. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1979.

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

Shindo, Charles J. Dust Bowl Migrants in the American Imagination. Rural America (Lawrence, Kan.). Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1997.

Webb, John N. The Migratory-Casual Worker. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1937.

Worster, Donald. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Wunder, John R., Frances W. Kaye, and Vernon Carstensen, eds. Americans View Their Dust Bowl Experience. Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1999.



Sources Referenced

Bowen, Chuck. Review of The Grapes of Wrath Film, directed by John Ford. Slant Magazine, November 23, 2010. Accessed September 13, 2015.

Churchill, Douglas W. “Grapes of Hollywood.” New York Times, September 17, 1939. Accessed September 13, 2016. ProQuest.

Flinn Sr., John C. Review of The Grapes of Wrath Film, directed by John Ford. Variety, January 30, 1940. Accessed September 13, 2015.

Guthrie, Woody. Dust Bowl Ballads. Vinyl. RCA Victor, 1940.

Nugent, Frank S. “About ‘The Grapes of Wrath’: Twentieth Century-Fox’s Magnificent Film of the Steinbeck Novel Becomes a Testament to the Power of the Screen.” New York Times, January 28, 1940. Accessed September 13, 2016. ProQuest.