The Grapes of Wrath

Why is it so difficult to obtain work in California?

Anywhere in the book idk it’s the questions for grapes of Wrath says chapters 19-30

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The land owners didn't want to hire Okies because they couldn't make a profit paying higher wages. Paying the Mexicans, Chinese, and Filipinos cost far less money, so their profit was higher. Californians were also appalled by the Hoovervilles cropping up all over the land.


The Grapes of Wrath