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Migrant Farm Workers: The Temporary People
     

Migrant Farm Workers: The Temporary People

by Linda Jacobs Altman
 
Traces the history of migrant agricultural workers in the United States, from the earliest immigrants through the "Okies" of the thirties and the activists of the sixties, to the newest arrivals who toil on American farms.

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Traces the history of migrant agricultural workers in the United States, from the earliest immigrants through the "Okies" of the thirties and the activists of the sixties, to the newest arrivals who toil on American farms.

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Gr 7-12-A solid presentation that updates and enhances previous titles on the subject. Though it lacks the compelling narrative of Brent Ashabranner's Dark Harvest (Shoe String, 1985) and the poignancy of S. Beth Atkin's Voices from the Fields (Little, 1993), Altman's treatment offers a wealth of well-documented statistical and political information within its chronological overview. Clearly sympathetic to the plight of farmworkers, the author analyzes and reports rather than pontificates. While Mexican farmworkers are given the most attention, many other ethnic groups, unions, and organizations are covered. Average-quality black-and-white photos and reproductions adequately break up the text. A book that complements existing titles well while offering broad coverage itself.-Jody McCoy, Casady School, Oklahoma City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531130339
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Impact Books Series
Edition description:
37100 Scholastic Library
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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