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Author Wyman, Mark

Title Hoboes : bindlestiffs, fruit tramps, and the harvesting of the West / Mark Wyman

Publ Info New York : Hill and Wang, 2010
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Prov.  HV4504 .W96 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HV4504 .W96 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HV4504 .W96 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Great expectations -- "Wheat farms and hoboes go together" -- The Western hobo -- "Labor shortage menace" in the Northwest -- The Northwest becomes an orchard -- Hoboes battling forest fires -- King cotton moves West -- The "Cotton West" reaches Arizona -- "Beeters" -- The California garden -- Mexicans, wobblies, war -- Arrival of the "gasoline tramps."
Note A revisionist history of the American West traces how the railroad led to new agricultural opportunities, including the migrations of innumerable harvest workers who contributed to the region's settlement and fledgling economy
LC subject Tramps -- West (U.S.) -- History
Migrant labor -- West (U.S.) -- History
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1860-1890
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1890-1945
ISBN 9780809030217