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The Resource Understanding Of mice and men, the red pony, and the pearl : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents, Claudia Durst Johnson

Understanding Of mice and men, the red pony, and the pearl : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents, Claudia Durst Johnson

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Understanding Of mice and men, the red pony, and the pearl : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents
Title
Understanding Of mice and men, the red pony, and the pearl
Title remainder
a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents
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Claudia Durst Johnson
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Although works of fiction, John Steinbeck's novellas Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, and The Pearl are a window on the history of the times and places they portray. Learning about the historical, social, economic, and regional background of each novella is essential to a full understanding of it. This interdisciplinary collection of rich collateral materials features a variety of primary documents that shed light on each of these novellas - the pioneer days and life on the Western frontier, the early history of California, the gold rush, the plight of the migrant worker during the Great Depression, problems of the homeless and the hopeless, and oppression in Mexico in the early 20th century. Documents include memoirs of mountain men and pioneers, books of travel, sociological studies, a political treatise, a journal, reports of U.S. commissions, a comic memoir, and an interview with a Salvation Army general who worked with the downtrodden during the 1930s. Most of these materials are not available in printed form anywhere else. Each section of this casebook contains study questions, topics for research papers and class discussions, and lists of further reading for examining the issues raised by the novellas
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1938-
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Johnson, Claudia Durst
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3537.T3234
LC item number
O464 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series,
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  • Steinbeck, John
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Literature and history
  • Literature and history
  • United States
  • Zeithintergrund
Label
Understanding Of mice and men, the red pony, and the pearl : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents, Claudia Durst Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (1912)
  • From
  • The sunset land, or, The great Pacific slope
  • John Todd
  • (1870)
  • From
  • Captain Bonneville
  • Washington Irving
  • (1895)
  • From "The
  • Introduction
  • first emigrant train to California"
  • John Bidwell
  • (1890-1891)
  • From
  • The sunset land, or The great pacific slope
  • John Todd
  • (1890)
  • 3.
  • Land ownership
  • From
  • 1. "The
  • "Agrarian justice"
  • Thomas Paine
  • (1797)
  • From
  • Letters from an American farmer
  • Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
  • (1912)
  • From
  • California : a study of American character
  • Josiah Royce
  • triumph of our species" : a literary analysis of three Steinbeck novellas
  • (1886)
  • From
  • The Homestead Act of 1862
  • From "The
  • lands of the United States" in The Life of Henry George
  • Henry George, Jr.
  • (1900)
  • From
  • The Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act
  • (1937)
  • 2.
  • From
  • Ill fares the land
  • Carey McWilliams
  • (1942)
  • Old California and the West
  • From
  • Sketches of eighteenth-century America
  • Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
  • Franklin Langworthy
  • (1855)
  • From
  • The resources of California
  • John S. Hittell
  • (1868)
  • From
  • California ... a study of American character
  • Josiah Royce
  • (1886)
  • 4.
  • From
  • "California : character of the population" in Roughing It
  • Mark Twain
  • (1892)
  • From
  • Migratory labor in American agriculture : report of the President's Commission on Migratory labor
  • (1951)
  • From
  • The journal of a working man in John N. Webb, The migratory-casual worker
  • (1937)
  • The vagrant farm worker : homeless in Paradise
  • From
  • The hobo : the sociology of the homeless man
  • Nels Anderson
  • (1923)
  • From
  • The life and adventures of James P. Beckwourth ; written from his own dictation by T.D. Bonner
  • James P. Beckwourth
  • (1856)
  • From
  • Scenery of the plains, mountains and mines : or a diary kept upon the overland route to California, by way of the Great Salt Lake ... in the years 1850, '51, '52 and '53
  • Nels Anderson
  • (1923)
  • From
  • Ill fares the land
  • Carey McWilliams
  • (1942)
  • From
  • Newcomers and nomads in California
  • William T. Cross
  • and
  • 5.
  • Dorothy E. Cross
  • (1937)
  • From
  • An interview with Brigadier Luther Smith of Birmingham, Alabama
  • (1996)
  • Losers of the American dream
  • From
  • One thousand homeless men
  • Alice Willard Solenberger
  • (1910)
  • From
  • The hobo
  • Elizabeth Visere McGary
  • (1904)
  • From
  • On the Mexican highlands
  • William Seymour Edwards
  • (1906)
  • From
  • Mexico with comparisons and conclusions
  • A.A. Graham
  • (1907)
  • 6.
  • From
  • Mexico as I saw it
  • Mrs. Alec Tweedie
  • (1911)
  • From
  • The real Mexico
  • H. Hamilton Fyfe
  • (1914)
  • From
  • The social revolution in Mexico
  • The American dream in a Mexican setting
  • Edward Alsworth Ross
  • (1923)
  • Index
  • From
  • A glimpse of Old Mexico
  • James H. Wilkins
  • (1901)
  • From
  • An American girl in Mexico
Control code
ocm35280807
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780313299667
Lccn
96041332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35280807
  • (OCoLC)35280807
Label
Understanding Of mice and men, the red pony, and the pearl : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents, Claudia Durst Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (1912)
  • From
  • The sunset land, or, The great Pacific slope
  • John Todd
  • (1870)
  • From
  • Captain Bonneville
  • Washington Irving
  • (1895)
  • From "The
  • Introduction
  • first emigrant train to California"
  • John Bidwell
  • (1890-1891)
  • From
  • The sunset land, or The great pacific slope
  • John Todd
  • (1890)
  • 3.
  • Land ownership
  • From
  • 1. "The
  • "Agrarian justice"
  • Thomas Paine
  • (1797)
  • From
  • Letters from an American farmer
  • Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
  • (1912)
  • From
  • California : a study of American character
  • Josiah Royce
  • triumph of our species" : a literary analysis of three Steinbeck novellas
  • (1886)
  • From
  • The Homestead Act of 1862
  • From "The
  • lands of the United States" in The Life of Henry George
  • Henry George, Jr.
  • (1900)
  • From
  • The Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act
  • (1937)
  • 2.
  • From
  • Ill fares the land
  • Carey McWilliams
  • (1942)
  • Old California and the West
  • From
  • Sketches of eighteenth-century America
  • Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
  • Franklin Langworthy
  • (1855)
  • From
  • The resources of California
  • John S. Hittell
  • (1868)
  • From
  • California ... a study of American character
  • Josiah Royce
  • (1886)
  • 4.
  • From
  • "California : character of the population" in Roughing It
  • Mark Twain
  • (1892)
  • From
  • Migratory labor in American agriculture : report of the President's Commission on Migratory labor
  • (1951)
  • From
  • The journal of a working man in John N. Webb, The migratory-casual worker
  • (1937)
  • The vagrant farm worker : homeless in Paradise
  • From
  • The hobo : the sociology of the homeless man
  • Nels Anderson
  • (1923)
  • From
  • The life and adventures of James P. Beckwourth ; written from his own dictation by T.D. Bonner
  • James P. Beckwourth
  • (1856)
  • From
  • Scenery of the plains, mountains and mines : or a diary kept upon the overland route to California, by way of the Great Salt Lake ... in the years 1850, '51, '52 and '53
  • Nels Anderson
  • (1923)
  • From
  • Ill fares the land
  • Carey McWilliams
  • (1942)
  • From
  • Newcomers and nomads in California
  • William T. Cross
  • and
  • 5.
  • Dorothy E. Cross
  • (1937)
  • From
  • An interview with Brigadier Luther Smith of Birmingham, Alabama
  • (1996)
  • Losers of the American dream
  • From
  • One thousand homeless men
  • Alice Willard Solenberger
  • (1910)
  • From
  • The hobo
  • Elizabeth Visere McGary
  • (1904)
  • From
  • On the Mexican highlands
  • William Seymour Edwards
  • (1906)
  • From
  • Mexico with comparisons and conclusions
  • A.A. Graham
  • (1907)
  • 6.
  • From
  • Mexico as I saw it
  • Mrs. Alec Tweedie
  • (1911)
  • From
  • The real Mexico
  • H. Hamilton Fyfe
  • (1914)
  • From
  • The social revolution in Mexico
  • The American dream in a Mexican setting
  • Edward Alsworth Ross
  • (1923)
  • Index
  • From
  • A glimpse of Old Mexico
  • James H. Wilkins
  • (1901)
  • From
  • An American girl in Mexico
Control code
ocm35280807
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780313299667
Lccn
96041332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35280807
  • (OCoLC)35280807

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