Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992. Hardcover. x, 168p., preface, introduction, notes, bibliography, index, illustrations, very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped dj.
"In May 1914, twenty-two-year-old Frederick C. Mills accepted his first job: a two-month mission, authorized by the California Commission on Immigration and Housing, to join the itinerant work force in central California and investigate hobo connections with the violent clashes involving the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mills set out, self-consciously clad in rags, expecting adventure. What he experienced firsthand, however, appalled and angered him." - dj.