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Forbidden workers : illegal Chinese immigrants and American labor

Author: Peter Kwong
Publisher: New York : New Press, ©1997.
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Forbidden Workers tells the full story of recent Chinese immigration to this country. Author Peter Kwong has interviewed countless workers, activists, Chinatown powerbrokers, and "snakeheads" (smugglers who bring immigrants to the United States) and has traveled to China to talk with families of immigrants. The result is an unprecedented look at an invisible community within American society - and at a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kwong
ISBN: 156584355X 9781565843554
OCLC Number: 37211306
Description: xii, 273 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The pig trade: the contemporary version --
Going to America --
Snakeheads --
The limits of kinship networks --
Manufacturing ethnicity --
The exclusion of Chinese labor --
Ineffectual enforcement of immigration and labor law --
Waiting for organized labor --
The undocumented immigrant as part of American labor.
Other Titles: Illegal Chinese immigrants and American labor
Responsibility: Peter Kwong.
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Forbidden Workers tells the full story of recent Chinese immigration to this country. Author Peter Kwong has interviewed countless workers, activists, Chinatown powerbrokers, and "snakeheads" (smugglers who bring immigrants to the United States) and has traveled to China to talk with families of immigrants. The result is an unprecedented look at an invisible community within American society - and at a billion-dollar industry whose commodity is workers who labor in conditions approaching modern slavery.

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