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    Farm and ranch working has always been around and cheaply available by, migrant workers during the Great Depression and now with immigrants trying to get hired at the farms. Now while the times of both are different with migrant workers existing around the 1930s and the modern immigrants from Mexico, both jobs they get hired at show many similarities. In farms from the 1930s they often picked up desperate workers for cheap pay, as for now it isn't much different. Immigrants who successfully crossed

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    Migrant Farm Workers

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    The history of migrant farm workers in California has changed extensively over time, especially under the influence of outside factors such as war and the desire to emigrate. Migrant workers, not just farm workers, have been involved in various occupations, from fishing to forestry, yet the agricultural field remains the most common (“Migrant Farm Labor”). Agricultural activities were once performed by Native Americans before Europeans established a colonial presence. During the existence of slavery

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    Great Depression. The stock market crash, the closure of thousands of banks, and the Dust Bowl wrecked havoc on almost all of the citizens in the United States. The Great Depression led to farmers losing their farms, millions of people becoming migrant workers, and unsafe conditions for laborers. Many farmers lost their land in the 1930s. Whether it was due to the large drought or their financial status, many farmers found themselves without a way to make a living. Daniel Cobalt states: “Other

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    Migrant Workers In Canada

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    need of employment (this includes low pay, travelling far distances, and being without benefits). Migrant workers are people who come to Canada with a work permit but do not have residential status (Carpentier and Fiset 2011:4). Working in Canada with a temporary status makes them vulnerable because they are working for a system that does not respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of migrant workers (Carpentier and Fiset 2011:11). Precarious work has become popular to the extent where it threatens

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    Migrant Workers Problem

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    In North America, the rate of migrant workers is increasing every year. Migrant workers are mostly from Mexico and moving to the United States and Canada, the reason that they immigrant to other countries may vary. On one hand, their country’s own problems push them to leave and move to other countries, for example, unstable economic, political unrest, large population and low employment rate. United States and Canada are the two biggest and developed countries in North America, and geographically

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    Throughout the world, over 20,000 migrant workers are living in squalid conditions. A migrant worker is a person who moves from place to places to do seasonal work. Many migrant workers today, and in the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, lack a home. A home is a feeling that one gets when they are at a place that they enjoy living or staying in. A quality home must provide social and emotional support, love, and a shelter(which should include food and water). A quality home must provide

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    Crooks Loneliness

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    because of their race, gender, disabilities and occupations. At this time, many people were migrant workers because they could not get jobs because of their race. In John Steinbeck’s fiction novel Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie were discriminated against. They were not able to have families or many friends because they were always moving from farm to farm. Many people did not treat the migrant workers as equals, although they were necessary for the success of the agricultural system in California

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    In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men Steinbeck describes the lonely life of migrant workers going from farm to farm. These workers go from farm to farm surviving with nothing except themselves and their dreams of a better life/ While the protagonists of the novel are close friends, most of these migrant workers are quite lonely and are without a friend to lean on when times get hard. Steinbeck explores this isolation as one of the major themes in Of Mice and Men through two stereotypes that

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    pathos, a metaphor, and short syntax to show that big business, especially in the agricultural industry, is the root of the hardships faced by small farmers and migrant workers.     Steinbeck uses a different form of pathos to draw his readers and make it so that the audience can understand the severity of the suffering that the migrant families are facing. In order to help intensify his writing Steinbeck does not explicitly draw on

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    Many migrant families were destitute as they struggled just to survive. Dorothea Lange captured the plight of one of these families in her photograph Migrant Mother. The photograph depicts a family suffering from extreme poverty, but it also demonstrates the determination of a mother to do her best to care for her children and to endure through difficult times. The mother and her children are severely impoverished. The title of the photograph identifies the mother as a migrant worker, and

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    hard working boy in the “Salad Bowl of the Nation”, John Steinbeck. Steinbeck was brought up in Salinas, California during the Great Depression. This might have influenced his setting for Of Mice and Men. As well as George and Lennie life as a farm worker, since Steinbeck also grew up in a farm setting. Born on February 27, 1902, this renowned author created Of Mice and Men from the edges of his childhood. In other words, some of the key factors that might have influenced his writing would include

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    Steinbeck American West

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    the difficult living situations of the migrant workers. In 1929 the U.S. stock market crashed sparking the Great Depression and inspiring Steinbeck’s series of articles for the San Francisco News called The Harvest Gypsies focusing on the lives and hardships of migrant workers in California’s Central Valley. This commission began a series of California

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    (2) Adds valuable members to the Canadian workforce, and (3) Canada takes in refugees who are fleeing oppressive socio-political conditions in their homelands. Three reasons for migration are forced migration, Emigration and Immigration, and guest workers. Canada benefits from migration in two separate ways it

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    In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the era of the Great Depression in the 1930’s is revealed through a simple story of ranch workers who hope to improve their lives. Migrant workers, George and Lennie, have a friendship that is based on trust and protection. The other workers lack the companionship and bond that these two men have. In the novel, the absence and presence of friendship is the motivation for the characters’ actions. The relationship between the characters George and Lennie is

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    “The Wrath of Grapes” he’s fighting for the people of America making everyone open their eyes and realize what’s being used by agricultural industries to grow crops. Chavez explains the pesticides used to grow grapes are causing harm to our farmer workers that can persist of long-term effects. He wants people to step up to the legislature to stop using these harmful chemicals not just here in California but all over the United States. Since, these chemicals are used world wide even if they aren't for

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    was the rallying cry of the most influential farm laborers union of the late 20th century. A motto that inflicted hope and confidence in the tired farm workers in California and Arizona. This quote described Cesar Chavez’ life, from his childhood to death. Chavez was an important figure in American History because he improved the lives of farm workers, the reason we have food on our table. Chavez helped Latinos in general gain civil rights and respect. He also tore down barriers of segregation by bringing

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    Migrant farm workers are individuals who enter the United State or any other country illegally or legally to work in agriculture farms. Most of these farm workers are temporary and some are seasonal workers. There are many issues and challenges facing migrant workers. Migrant farm workers must survive many challenging conditions so that American can have the best selection of all the fresh foods found in farms. My grandfather was an immigrant that migrated from Yemen in 1970 and was working in a

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    The Lives of Migrant Farmworkers is article where Dirk Frewing recalls he lives as he grew up. He begins his article painting a picture of nurturing parents that would take him and his sister on driving excursions through farmland. Seizing an educational opportunity, he parents informed him how hard the farm hands work. The official introduction to the life of a farmworker came when Frewing was in college literature through the book Plum Plum Pickers. Frewing then went on to frequent work camps/fields

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    Explore the Theme of Loneliness and Isolation in “Of Mice and Men” Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men” is centred around two workers, Lennie and George, and their friendship. George is a small, witty man while Lennie is a larger man with a “shapeless” face and is mentally slow. They begin working at a farm in the town of Soledad, meaning 'lonely ' in Spanish. The novel’s setting is inspired by the place of Steinbeck’s birth, Salinas, California, and the thoughts and feelings of the characters. During

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    they attempt to survive the destitution of the Great Depression. The two travel together, making them different from the rest of the ranch workers, who are alone in their hardships. However, their relationship is more complex than the surface: it presents a power struggle with the ulterior motive to help oneself. Through the characterization of the ranch workers, Steinbeck makes a claim about human’s innate characteristics: people in power will use their status in order to solidify their position over

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