Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives

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McSweeney's Books, Nov 1, 2008 - Political Science - 384 pages
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Underground America tells the stories of men and women who have come to the United States seeking a better life for their families, only to be subjected to dehumanizing working conditions. Supporting myriad industries, these workers form an essential part of our economy ? often by working the least desirable jobs without the most basic legal protections. Underground America allows this largely ignored part of our country to finally share its experiences.

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Review: Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives (Voice of Witness)

User Review  - Alyssa - Goodreads

An important read, sharing first-person accounts about living undocumented in the US, but I was so stressed out by the hardships, injustice, and worries these individuals have experienced. This book ... Read full review

Review: Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives (Voice of Witness)

User Review  - Jamie Leighton - Goodreads

Amazing Book. I made my son, who studies Chinese, read the story about Mr. Lai who was smuggled into the US from China. We are so lucky to be US citizens. I don't appreciate it enough and neither do ... Read full review

Contents

All Stories are Refugees from Dangerous Lands
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Permanent Anxiety
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DIANA
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Copyright

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Peter Orner is the 2002-2003 winner of the Rome Prize in LitPeter Orner is the 2002-2003 winner of the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His serature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His story collection, Esther Stories, was a New York Times Notabltory collection, Esther Stories, was a New York Times Notable Book, a Finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award, and winner oe Book, a Finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award, and winner of the Samuel Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction. Orner holds f the Samuel Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction. Orner holds both an MFA from the University of Iowa and a degree in law.both an MFA from the University of Iowa and a degree in law. His work has been anthologized in Best American Short Stori His work has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize Anthology and has appeared in a nues and the Pushcart Prize Anthology and has appeared in a number of national publications, including The Atlantic Monthlmber of national publications, including The Atlantic Monthly and The Paris Review. Orner currently lives in San Francisy and The Paris Review. Orner currently lives in San Francisco and teaches at San Francisco State University. co and teaches at San Francisco State University.

Luis Alberto Urrea is author of widely acclaimed novel The Hummingbird's Daughter and 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction for The Devil's Highway. A member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Luis was born in Tijuana, Mexico to a Mexican father and an American mother. This is his first graphic novel and Young Adult title.

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