The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

by Tyche Hendricks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520269802

ISBN-13: 9780520269804

Pub. Date: 05/02/2011

Publisher: University of California Press


Award-winning journalist Tyche Hendricks has explored the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by car and by foot, on horseback, and in the back of a pickup truck. She has shared meals with border residents, listened to their stories, and visited their homes, churches, hospitals, farms, and jails. In this dazzling portrait of one of the least understood and most debated

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Award-winning journalist Tyche Hendricks has explored the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by car and by foot, on horseback, and in the back of a pickup truck. She has shared meals with border residents, listened to their stories, and visited their homes, churches, hospitals, farms, and jails. In this dazzling portrait of one of the least understood and most debated regions in the country, Hendricks introduces us to the ordinary Americans and Mexicans who live there—cowboys and Indians, factory workers and physicians, naturalists and nuns. A new picture of the borderlands emerges, and we find that this region is not the dividing line so often imagined by Americans, but is a common ground alive with the energy of cultural exchange and international commerce, burdened with too-rapid growth and binational conflict, and underlain with a deep sense of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520269804
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/02/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Map of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands x

Introduction 1

1 Elsa: "We Want to Hold Our Kids Close Forever" 14

2 McAllen/Reynosa: "Most People Here Work in the Maquiladoras" 31

3 Hachita: "A Fence is Only as Good as Its Weakest Point" 54

4 Nogales/Nogales: "If They Get Sick Here, We Care For Them" 79

5 Sells: "O'Odham First and American or Mexican Second" 98

6 Mexicali: "The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport" 121

7 Jacumba: "The Border is a Sham" 145

8 Tijuana: "A Constant Drumbeat of Killings" 167

Conclusion 191

Acknowledgments 205

Notes 209

Selected Bibliography 231

Index 237

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