53). The social drama lived by the itinerantes workers presented in the romance the Vines of the Anger is a good example of practical politics characterized for the expropriation of the condition of citizenship and dignity human being, pautada for the esvaziamento of the paper of the State in the guarantee of the basic rights. The encampments of the government finish for being to convert into a fantastic weapon to hide the relations of domination and exploration the one that is submitted the colonists. Inside of this context of crisis, we find the Joad family. These were half land leaseholders and were suffering with the transformations generated for the 1929 crisis. Clouhg and Marburg (1969, P. 121), detach that the leaseholders ' ' generally they possess a contract that foresees the payment of the rent in form of a parcel of the harvest or in dinheiro' ' , but this situation already was not more possible, therefore the land already was not so productive. For Poggi (2008), ' ' the agricultural excesses became chronic, making to lower the prices of the agricultural products and with them the level of life of the agricultural layers.

It was the beginning of the indebtedness of thousand of families as of Tone Joad' '. more, according to author ' ' the indebtedness far from reaching only great producers, affects much more small it produtor' ' , because this made loan trying to remain in the market, being lost many times its lands for other farmers and, mainly, for the banks. In these lands, the owners arrived at the plantations or ordered somebody in the place of them to analyze the quality of the ground, caught small torres of land, other times, brought obtain enormous escavadeiras, meanwhile the sharecroppers ' ' contestavam' ' under the monitoring of the women. Some proprietors were afveis, the other cruelest ones, but all saw prisoners to the numbers.