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Title The human cost of food : farmworkers' lives, labor, and advocacy / edited by Charles D. Thompson, Jr., and Melinda F. Wiggins.
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Book Cover

 Floor3  HD1527.S85 H86 2002    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xv, 337 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-329) and index.
Contents Making home: culture, ethnicity, and religion among farmworkers in the Southeastern United States / Alejandra Okie Holt and Sister Evelyn Mattern -- Layers of loss: migrants, small farmers, and agribusiness / Charles D. Thompson -- Standing idly by: "organized" farmworkers in South Florida during the Depression and World War II / Cindy Hahamovitch -- H-2A Guestworker Program: a legacy of importing agricultural labor / Garry G. Geffert -- Farmworker exceptionalism under the law: how the legal system contributes to farmworker poverty and powerlessness / Greg Schell -- Bitter harvest: housing conditions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers / Christopher Holden -- The struggle for health in times of plenty / Colin Austin -- Understanding the challenges and potential of migrant students / Ramiro Arceo, Joy Kusserow, and Al Wright -- From slavery to Cesar Chavez and beyond: farmworker organizing in the United States / Paul Ortiz -- An invocation to act / Melinda F. Wiggins.
Subject Migrant agricultural laborers -- Southern States.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- Government policy -- United States.
Social advocacy -- Southern States.
Related Names Thompson, Charles D., Jr. (Charles Dillard), 1956-
Wiggins, Melinda.
ISBN 0292781784 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0292781776 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 48851356