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Destitute Pea Pickers in California

[Detail] Destitute Pea Pickers in California

Study the effects of the Great Depression and World War II on specific groups such as African Americans, women and children by studying images, maps, documents and life histories. Trace the history of labor unions. Access photographs taken by Works Progress Administration photographers and read expert commentary on Dorothea Lange’s famous "Migrant Mother" picture.