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J. Edward Schamberger
Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO 80521-2807)

The Reception of the Grape of Wrath in California

To determine the contemporary reaction to The Grapes of Wrath at the time of its publication. The second half of the novel was set in California, and the study will examine records of the State Senate and Assembly in Sacramento to ascertain the type of criticism Steinbeck received in regard to the way be described the immigrants plight in California.

Project fields:
American Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 9/30/1976