With These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today

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University of California Press, Oct 30, 2000 - Business & Economics - 340 pages
With These Hands documents the farm labor system through the presentation of a collection of voices—workers who labor in the fields, growers who manage the multi-billion dollar agricultural industry, contractors who link workers with growers, coyotes who smuggle people across the border, union organizers, lobbyists, physicians, workers' families in Mexico, farmworker children and others. The diversity of stories presents the world of migrant farmworkers as a complex social and economic system, a network of intertwined lives, showing how all Americans are bound to the struggles and contributions of our nation's farm laborers.
 

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Contents

Farmworkers I Earned That Name
1
Farmworkers What Sort of Future Awaits Us?
31
Growers Somebody on Earth Has Got to Do This Job
58
Contractors Between Workers and Growers
91
Pasando as otro lado The USMexico Border
121
Slavery in the Fields
154
When Main Street Looks Like Little Mexico
181
Farmworker Politics Some Measure of Protection
205
Migrant Children Tell Me What a Childhood Is
272
Back Home Mexican Ranchos
298
The Space between These Hands
323
List of Photographs
327
Sources
329
Acknowledgments
333
Index
336
Copyright

Farmworker Unions A Sense of Their Own Power
240

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Daniel Rothenberg is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan.

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