"Papa?ll work her till she drops in the field!" The backbreaking labor of German-Russian immigrants in the sugarbeet fields of Colorado is described with acute perception in°Hope Sykes's Second Hoeing. First published in 1935, the novel was greeted in all quarters as an impressive and authoritative evocation of these recent immigrants and their struggle to realize the promise of their chosen country.
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