The Grapes of Wrath

Chapter 19

How are the new big landowners following Rome?

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The land owners were building their empires off the backs of slaves.

Now farming became industry, and the owners followed Rome, although they did not know it. They imported slaves, although they did not call them slaves: Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans, Filipinos. They live on rice and beans, the business men said. They don't need much. They wouldn't know what to do with good wages. Why, look how they live. Why, look what they eat. And if they get funny, report them.