Related Overviews


'Okies' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literature


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Name applied to refugees from Oklahoma, Texas, and other Dust Bowl states, who, because of the destruction of their farms by drought and dust storms, in the 1930s emigrated to seek employment elsewhere, mainly in California. Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath is concerned with an Okie family.

Subjects: Literature.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.