New York: The Macmillan Company, 1934. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.25cm); beige cloth, with titles stamped in light brown on spine and front cover; black topstain; dustjacket; [viii],430pp.
"Dave Washburn, a dedicated Communist, attempts to organize exploited California cannery workers thrown out of work by mechanization. The whole town of Caldwell is destroyed when the local dam is dynamited, but Dave escapes presumably to organize other workers more successfully. The capitalists in the novel are morally despicable, the workers confused and powerless because they have not yet learned to take power by organized collective action" (BLAKE, p. 251). BAIRD 69; HANNA 114; RIDEOUT p. 296.