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Grapes Revisited

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Grapes Revisited There is a chapter in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath where the Joad family pulls into a government-run camp. After weeks on the road, spending the nights in Hoovervilles—under bridges, alongside ditches and streams, anywhere with a water source—they find themselves in an organized camp. There are designated campsites, fresh water faucets, and—wonder of wonders—a building that houses restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. There is a chain-link fence around the place to keep the residents secure, and a manager who watches the gate and collects a nominal fee. But the camp is essentially run by a committee of the residents. All residents must do their part to keep the place safe and clean. This abrupt change is a bit of
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