Ganzel's article speaks about the treatment and difficulties migrants faced during the Dust Bowl. Farmers were forced off their land; some farmers bought tractors in order to provide for their families, which meant that they bought out their neighbors. Thousands of farmers decided to head to the west coast because they received handbills stating there was a plethora of work picking fruit. Eventually, California became overpopulated and police were sent to control the population. Migrants were treated poorly and insulted with names, such as , Okies. It became extremely difficult for them to find work and provide for their families. Many died from starvation or illnesses. From Ganzel's article I gather that he is sympathetic and disconcerted toward the issues the Okies experienced. This article directly correlates to The Grapes of Wrath because in the novel, the general chapters discussed the poor treatment migrants received and how much they suffered.