Answered By: Donald Page Last Updated: Mar 22, 2016 Views: 405
Use instead the term "Bum Blockade," the illegal attempt by the Los Angeles Police Department to block immigrants (especially from the Dust Bowl) from crossing the California border. Some suggested sources:
The Bum Blockade: Los Angeles and the Great Depression by Hailey Giczy.
Voces Novae: Chapman University Historical Review, Vol 1, No 1 (2009)
Newsreel on YouTube: “Bum Blockade”
Website: Law and Society in Modern America. Scroll down to the section “The Dust Bowl Migration.” There are a dozen links related to Bum Blockade, Dust Bowl Migration, etc.
Los Angeles Times Historical
Los Angeles Times Current
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Books in the library:
American exodus : the Dust Bowl migration and Okie culture in California
To protect and to serve : the LAPD's century of war in the city of dreams
Endangered dreams : the Great Depression in California
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