Hoboes

Hoboes

When the railroad stretched its steel rails across the American West in the 1870s, it opened up a vast expanse of territory with very few people but enormous agricultural potential: a second Western frontier, the garden West. Agriculture quickly followed the railroads, making way for Kansas wheat and Colorado sugar beets and Washington apples. With this new agriculture came an unavoidable need for harvest workers—for hands to pick the apples, cotton, oranges, and… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2010)

Collection: Hill and Wang

Language: English


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