Bibliography and Links
Related Publications (nonfiction):
Tomás Almaguer, Racial Fault Lines: The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California (1994).
Francisco E. Balderrama and Raymond Rodriguez. Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s (1995).
Scott E. Casper and Lucinda M. Long, eds. Moving Stories: Migration and the American West, 1850 – 2000 (2007).
Camille Guerin-Gonzales. Mexican Workers and American Dreams: Immigration, Repatriation, and California Farm Labor, 1900–1939 (1994).
James M. Gregory. American Exodus: Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California (Oxford University, 1989).
Marilynn S. Johnson. The Second Gold Rush: Oakland and the East Bay in World War II (1994).
Peter La Chapelle. Proud to be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music and Migration to Southern California (2007).
Larry Langman. Destination Hollywood: The Influence of Europeans on American Filmmaking.
Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo. Abiding Courage: African American Women and the East Bay Community (1996).
Lary May. Screening Out the Past: The Birth of Mass Culture and the Motion Picture Industry, 1900-1929 (1980).
Lary May. The Big Tomorrow: Hollywood and the Politics of American Identity (2000).
Shirley Ann Wilson Moore. To Place Our Deeds: The African American Community in Richmond, 1910 – 1963 (2001).
Charles Musser. The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907 (1994).
Mae Ngai. Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America.
George Sánchez. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900 – 1945 (Oxford University Press, 1996).
Quintard Taylor. In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528 – 1990 (1998).
Donald Worster. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s (1979).
Related Publications (fiction):
John Steinbeck. Grapes of Wrath (2002).
Victor Villaseñor. Rain of Gold (1991).
María Helena Viramontes. Under the Feet of Jesus (2000).
Web / Multimedia Suggestions:
African American Museum and Library, Oakland
The American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl (a PBS documentary)
Audio from Rosie the Riveter Project, City of Richmond
Image of African American female “Rosie”
Birth of a Nation movie poster
Fight in the Fields (a PBS documentary)
Gene Autry discography and photos:
A History of Black Americans in California
“Letter of Repatriation” sent to California resident (1933)
Map of Bay Area with historical WWII links
Map of Route 66
Newspaper file of a repatriate
Photo from Dorothea Lange “Migrant Mother” collection
Radio documentary on repatriates (produced by the BBC)
Various photos during Great Depression
“Voices from the Dust Bowl” Library of Congress Folklore Collection
Films / Documentaries:
Betrayal and Violations: Mexican Repatriation of the 1930s. Classified Films, 2008.
Break of Dawn. Directed by Isaac Artenstein, 1988.
Agricultural Adjustment Act
Mexican Revolution of 1910
Patented recording equipment
Second Gold Rush