Following this pattern, this keynote address explores three related topics: (1) stories, (2) the American Dream and the Great Depression, and (3) John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, perhaps the most memorable of all Depression-era stories, the story of the Joad family and their odyssey from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to California.



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