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Author Mitchell, Don, 1961-
Title They saved the crops [electronic resource] : labor, landscape, and the struggle over industrial farming in Bracero-era California / Don Mitchell.
Published Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2012.
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 Electronic Book  HD1527.C2 M59 2012eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xii, 529 p., [28] p. of plates) : ill., maps.
Series Geographies of justice and social transformation
Geographies of justice and social transformation ; 10.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The agribusiness landscape in the "war emergency": the origins of the bracero program and the struggle to control it -- The struggle for a rational farming landscape: worker housing and grower power -- The dream of labor power: fluid labor and the solid landscape -- Organizing the landscape: labor camps, international agreements, and the NFLU -- The persistent landscape: perpetuating crisis in California -- Imperial farming, imperialist landscapes -- Labor process, laboring life -- Operation wetback: preserving the status quo -- RFLOAC: the imbrication of grower control -- Power in the peach bowl: of domination, prevailing wages, and the (never-ending) question of housing -- Dead labor -- literally: (another) crisis in the bracero program -- Organizing resistance: swinging at the heart of the bracero program -- The demise of the bracero program: closing the gates of cheap labor? -- The ever-new, ever-same: labor militancy, rationalization, and the post-bracero landscape.
Subject Migrant agricultural laborers -- California -- History -- 20th century.
Agricultural laborers -- California -- History -- 20th century.
Foreign workers, Mexican -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Human geography -- California.
Related To Print version: Mitchell, Don,. They saved the crops. Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2012. 9780820341750 0820341754 9780820341767 0820341762 (DLC) 2011038378
ISBN 082034401X (electronic bk.)
9780820344010 (electronic bk.)
9780820341750 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0820341754 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780820341767 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0820341762 (pbk. : alk. paper)