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Modernism: Featured Work

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

Some “Text to Text” & “Text to World” connections to explore...



John Steinbeck: The California Novels- The Grapes of Wrath


 E-Text for The Grapes of Wrath

The Bible Gateway

        Search for:

Psalm 32

 Ecclesiastes 4


American Memory: The Library of Congress

America from The Great Depression to WWII

Tenant Farmer, Oklahoma

Drought Refugees in CA

Drought Refugees in California Migrant Camp

Migrant Mother



Farming in the 1930s

Farming life before the tractor

What’s a harrow?


The Dust Bowl



Freedom of Information Act: FBI’s Files on John Steinbeck

(use FBI search box to find files)



What’s a babbitt?

What’s a con-rod?



Time Magazine: "A Brief History of Route 66"





What’s “black tongue”?

What’s pellagra?






Weedpatch Camp


Woody Guthrie's:

“This Land Is Your Land”

“Union Maid”

“Tom Joad”

Route 66”- lyrics by Bobby Troup

Ghost of Tom Joad” - Bruce Springsteen

Ghost of Tom Joad” - Rage Against the Machine

“For What It’s Worth” - Buffalo Springfield

“Battle Hymn of the Republic”- William Steffe

"California, Here I Come"- Library of Congress

"Bread and Roses" by James Oppenheim



 Nobel e-Museum: John Steinbeck




The National Steinbeck Center

The Grapes of Wrath

  See the trailer here...



Turner Classic Movies: clips, synopsis, cast list and more.

Missed part of the film? Check out this full scene by scene synopsis.


Multi-Media Digital Resources:

View clip from Surviving the Dustbowl here...

   Watch Surviving the Dust Bowl on PBS. See more from American Experience.



O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, starring George Clooney)

See the trailer here.  


Disney-Pixar's Cars:Our Town” - written by Randy Newman, performed by James Taylor.

Listen to a clip here.

View a clip of the film here. 


Multi-Media Digital Resources: