Border Odyssey: Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide

Border Odyssey: Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide

by Charles D. Thompson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477314005
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Farmer-turned-activist and Duke University professor Charles D. Thompson’s compelling books and films intertwine agriculture and immigration, culture and philosophy.

Table of Contents

1. Evidence of Things Not Seen
2. The Border Etched in Bones
3. Traveling the Valley of the Shadow
4. Two Kinds of Flight
5. Of Roads, Fences, and Neighbors
6. Boca Chica Sunset
7. The Ghosts of Palmito Ranch
8. El Ranchero
9. Border Guards
10. Brownsville Raids
11. Rio Grande Guardians
12. Progress?
13. World’s Most Honest Man
14. Cowboy Priests
15. The Hand-Drawn Ferry
16. Prohibition Bar
17. Border Walker
18. The Road to Eagle Pass
19. Border Ambassador
20. The Last Stay at Del Rio
21. Seminole Canyon
22. Braceros in Murder City
23. Fort Davis and the Buffalo Soldiers
24. National Park on the Line
25. Pancho Villa and the Pink Store
26. Smoke on the Apacheria
27. A Grandmother Mourns at the Wall
28. Fences and Neighbors
29. Ground Zero of the Border Crisis
30. Altar and Sacrifice
31. Phoenix Rising
32. Tohono Sacred Peak and Desert Deaths
33. Campesinos Sin Fronteras
34. The Wall of Shame and Entrepreneurship
35. Graves of Unknown Farmworkers
36. Desert View Tower and the X-Men
37. Walking Alone through Friendship Park
38. As If It Were Not There

What People are Saying About This

Louis G. Mendoza

"Breathes life into contemporary debates on immigration that often flatten the human implications of national policy by letting us hear from those whose voices may not otherwise be heard, and so allowing us to better understand this complex contact zone that cannot be contained by a wall of any size."

Julia Alvarez

"We need these stories that bring us together, the travel that makes us realize that the only borders that really exist between us are the ones that come of ignorance and fear."

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