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  • They were not farm men any more, but migrant men.
  • HIGHWAY 661 is the main migrant road.
  • And the dispossessed, the migrants, flowed into California, two hundred and fifty thousand, and three hundred thousand.
  • THE MOVING, questing people were migrants now.
  • THE CARS of the migrant people crawled out of the side roads onto the great cross-country highway, and then took the migrant way to the West.
  • THE CARS of the migrant people crawled out of the side roads onto the great cross-country highway, and then took the migrant way to the West.
  • They were migrants.
  • Men who had never wanted anything very much saw the flare of want in the eyes of the migrants.
  • And the migrants streamed in on the highways and their hunger was in their eyes, and their need was in their eyes.
  • But along the highway the cars of the migrant people crawled out like bugs, and the narrow concrete miles stretched ahead.
  • Now the cars of the guests began to arrive, small farmers and their families, migrants from other camps.
  • The guests were moving in through the gateway, families from the farms, migrants from the ditch camps.
  • The migrant people looked humbly for pleasure on the roads.
  • When the first rain started, the migrant people huddled in their tents, saying, It’ll soon be over, and asking, How long’s it likely to go on?
  • THE MIGRANT PEOPLE, scuttling for work, scrabbling to live, looked always for pleasure, dug for pleasure, manufactured pleasure, and they were hungry for amusement.
  • The sheriffs swore in new deputies and ordered new rifles; and the comfortable people in tight houses felt pity at first, and then distaste, and finally hatred for the migrant people.
  • And the hostility changed them, welded them, united them—hostility that made the little towns group and arm as though to repel an invader, squads with pick handles, clerks and storekeepers with shotguns, guarding the world against their own people.1 In the West there was panic when the migrants multiplied on the highways.

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  • Her parents were migrant farm workers.
  • appalled by the social conditions of migrant life

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