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With These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today

Rothenberg, Daniel

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ISBN 10: 0151002053 / ISBN 13: 9780151002054
Published by Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, 1998
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xviii, 334 p. Illustrations. Index. Foreword by Robert Coles. This work includes stories from the peopple who harvest our food and those who shape their lives. An oral history based on over 250 interviews with doctors, organizers, contractors, growers, inspectors, and members of farmworkers' families. The author shows the wide range of experiences as well as the interconnectedness between the world of the American farmworker and the lives of everyday Americans. This book is based on over two hundred and fifty interviews. The Author taught in the Law and Society Program at the University of California, Irvine and was a former outreach worker and para-legal for a federally funded legal services program that represented farmworkers. Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. First edition. First edition stated. First printing stated. Bookseller Inventory # 64966

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Title: With These Hands: The Hidden World of ...

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From Florida to Washington, from California to Maine, migrant farmworkers handpick nearly every vegetable and piece of fruit. Few labor laws protect them and their pay is often stolen by those who employ them. No one story, no single truth, can adequately express the farmworkers’ world; this book presents its complexity in vivid and human language.

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"What makes this book so important is that it allows us to see into the lives of those who do the stoop labor to put that lovely salad on our tables. With These Hands is a unique and valuable documentary work that skillfully presents the voices of laborers and others, helping us to understand our connection to the world of America's farmworkers." (Studs Terkel)

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