The Lie of the Land: Migrant Workers and the California Landscape (Google eBook)

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Contents

California The Beautiful and the Damned
13
Labor and Landscape The Wheatland Riot and Progressive State Intervention
36
Subversive Mobility and the Reformation of Landscape
58
Marked Bodies Patriotism Race and Landscape
83
The Political Economy of Landscape and the Return of Radicalism
110
The Disintegration of Landscape The Workers Revolt of 1933
130
Reclaiming the Landscape Learning to Control the Spaces of Revolt
156
Workers as ObjectsWorkers as Subjects Remaking Landscape
176
The Lie of the Land
198
Notes
203
Index
239
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