? asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

The great depression?

Im doing a project and i was wondering what jobs where in the great depression and how much did they norrmally get for that job and what times would they work during the day

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Most of those out of work were not college grads, they were unskilled labor. The jobs were clearing forests, building roads and dams, shoveling dirt, building all those houses built out of small rocks, and many other kinds of unskilled manual labor. My parents tell me that $0.50 or less for 12 hours a DAY was common, but work wasn’t. Pay was regional, unregulated, and taken with gratitude.

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    This article is about the novel. For other uses, see Grapes of Wrath.

    The Grapes of Wrath

    First edition cover

    Author(s) John Steinbeck

    Cover artist Elmer Hader

    Country United States

    Language English

    Genre(s) Novel

    Publisher The Viking Press-James Lloyd

    Publication date 1939

    Media type Print (hardback and paperback)

    Pages 619

    OCLC Number 289946

    The Grapes of Wrath is a novel published in 1939 and written by John Steinbeck, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

    Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of sharecroppers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in financial and agricultural industries. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they were trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other "Okies", they sought jobs, land, dignity and a future.

    The Grapes of Wrath is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes due to its historical context and enduring legacy. A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was made in 1940.

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