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John Steinbeck's America: Steinbeck and History

Links to history and literature resources useful in the study of John Steinbeck, his contemporaries, and his times.

Historians on Steinbeck

     Morris Dickstein, "Steinbeck Country," in Dickstein Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression (New York: Norton, 2009), 70-80. Call Number: E 806 .D57 2009. (Online version requires creating a user name and password.)

     James R. Swenson, "Displaying Grapes and Wrath," in Swenson  Picturing Migrants: The Grapes of Wrath and New Deal Documentary Photography  (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015), 139-156; 219-222 (notes). Call Number: PS 3537 .T3234 G893 2015 and online.

     David Wrobel, "The Grapes of Wrath: Views from the University of Oklahoma," Steinbeck Now (March 2014).

     David Wrobel, "Layers of Regionalism and Social Protest in John Steinbeck's 'Years of Greatness,' 1936-1939," in Michael C. Steiner, ed.,  Regionalists on the Left: Radical Voices from the American West  (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013), 327-351. Call Number: F 595 .R375 2013.