Suggestions for Further Reading

Busch, Christopher S. "Overcome by Cain: Human Nature's Inner Battle in Steinbeck's 'Strike' Novel." The Betrayal of Brotherhood in the Work of John Steinbeck: Cain Sign. Ed. Michael J. Meyer. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen P, 2000. 183-201.

Cassuto, David N. "The Evil Other and the Migrant Movement: Cain Sign in In Dubious Battle." The Betrayal of Brotherhood in the Work of John Steinbeck: Cain Sign. Ed. Michael J. Meyer. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen P, 2000. 163-81.

Hedley, George P. The Strike As I Have Seen It: An Address before the Church Council for Social Education, Berkeley, California, July 19, 1934. San Francisco: Conference for Labor's Civil Rights, [1934?]. Hedley describes his experience of the longshoreman's strike on the San Francisco waterfront and the resulting violent crackdown by police. Steinbeck mentions this strike in "In Dubious Battle," and it was an inspiration to his writing it. This item is held in the Steinbeck Center (MLA).

Saxton, Alexander. "In Dubious Battle: Looking Backward." Pacific Historical Review 73.2 (May 2004): 249-62.

Wyatt, David. "Steinbeck's Light." Southern Review 38.2 (Spring 2002): 399-412.

Brief history of the Communist Party in the United States of America.

Timeline of important agricultural developments in the United States during the 1930s.

Short bibliographic list of works on the labor situation in California during the 1930s.

Overview of agricultural worker abuse and struggle for rights in California since 1930.

Farm labor in the 1930s. Specifically discusses John Steinbeck.

Migrant worker life in the 1930s.

Timeline of US Labor History 1930-1939, listing major strikes.

Maritime strike and Bloody Thursday Riots in San Francisco, California in July 1934.

Daily News article from 1934 on Bloody Thursday