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Interview with Mexican Migrant Jose Flores about Farm Security Administration (FSA) Camps, 1941

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Courtesy of Library of Congress, Flores, Jose, "Interview about FSA camp governance, camp work, non-FSA migrant camps, labor issues, attitude toward 'Okies'," 1941

Description 

This interview with Jose Flores, who works as a migrant laborer in El Rio, California, was conducted by Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin. The interview addresses issues such as Farm Security Administration (FSA) camp governance, camp work, non-FSA migrant camps, labor issues and attitude toward "Okies" — migrant agricultural workers from Oklahoma who were forced to leave during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Transcript of Jose Flores' Interview about Camp Life

Source-Dependent Questions

  • What were some of the labor issues at the migrant camp?
  • What were the attitudes towards the "residents?"

Citation Information 

Flores, Jose, "Interview about FSA camp governance, camp work, non-FSA migrant camps, labor issues, attitude toward 'Okies'," 1941. Courtesy of Library of Congress