Pastures of Plenty: A History of California Farm Workers

Series produced by Coastridge Productions

Series image

A four-part series on the history of farm labor and immigration in California as seen through the eyes of the workers who came to the U.S. through the fields.

Pastures of Plenty is a four-part radio series exploring the lives of farm workers in California from Statehood to the present. California is the top-producing agricultural state in the U.S., and as such, relies heavily on manual labor to feed the nation and the world. But who are those people bent over the rows? We usually see them from a distance. This series brings them up close. Through oral histories of workers and their descendants, historians, and archival audio, we hear about how lives were built, and some times broken, in the fields of California.

Additional Files

4 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First

  • Added: Feb 27, 2007
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 12

  • Added: Feb 27, 2007
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Feb 28, 2007
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 16

  • Added: Mar 06, 2007
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 16