Migrant Workers

By: Devin DeGregory, Ashton Connell, Nate Koenig

The Existence Of Migrant Workers

The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl led to the existence of the migrant workers by making them move to California for jobs and money and mainly to support themselves and their family.

Life Of Migrant Workers

The life of a migrant worker was very hard. they had bad living conditions, little money or no money, had difficulty finding jobs. Had children to take care of, children had to work to help support the family, little food, barely any clothing, and they were mainly treated badly.

Migrant Workers Traveled Place To Place

Migrant workers traveled to California to the promised land but they were not promised the promised land. Migrant workers would come from the north and south. Traveling from place to place as the seasons changed looking for seasonal farm labor. In Fall 1931, migrant workers were arriving in the state of California at the rate of 1,200-1,500 a day, an annual rate of almost 500,000.

Summary Of A Migrant Worker

Laborers are workers who work for many many hours for very little pay. Everyone that is a laborer back in the 1930's were considered very poor and basically lived off of like one meal a day, some may had two meals a day if there lucky. They also live in broken down homes, and have little clothing. Laborers are people who travel from place to place harvesting crops that must be picked in order to gain money and receive food to support there family. a combination of droughts and the depression, a migration of small farmers and laborers from Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas to the West side of the United States. It was estimated that this type of migrant worker, without home, voting privileges, or union representation, numbered more than 3 million.
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