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Between the lines : letters between undocumented Mexican and Central American immigrants and their families and friends

Author: Larry Siems
Publisher: Tucson, Ariz. : University of Arizona Press, [1995]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of letters revealing the human drama currently being played out along the U.S.-Mexican border, over illegal immigration.
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Between the lines.
Tucson, Ariz. : University of Arizona Press, [1995]
(OCoLC)680555707
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Siems
ISBN: 0816515522 9780816515523
OCLC Number: 31756322
Language Note: English and Spanish on facing pages.
Notes: English and Spanish.
Originally published: Hopewell, NJ : Ecco Press, ©1992.
Description: xxiv, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The strangeness: letter on arrival --
The situation at home: Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador --
Insubstitutable comrades: Angela, Mariana, and Ana Georgina --
My heart: love letters --
By the grace of God, and a collective effort: three families and the spirit of the Mizata cooperative --
Two families.
Responsibility: translated, edited, and with an introduction by Larry Siems ; with a preface by Jimmy Santiago Baca.

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