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Lettuce wars : ten years of work and struggle in the fields of California

Author: Bruce Neuburger
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part memoir, part informed commentary on farm labor, the U.S. labor movement, and the political economy of agriculture, Lettuce Wars is a lively account written from the perspective of the fields. Neuburger portrays the people he encountered - immigrant workers, fellow radicals, company bosses, cops and goons - vividly and indelibly, lending a human aspect to the conflict between capital and labor as it played out  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Neuburger
ISBN: 9781583673331 1583673334 9781583673324 1583673326
OCLC Number: 795173835
Description: 415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A thinning crew or Los Agachados --
Fall and winter --
The winds keep blowing, 1972 --
The battle lines sharpen, spring 1973 --
Fires still burning --
New law, 1975 --
1976 --
Discontent --
A lettuce strike --
Victory from defeat; defeat from victory: --
Spring 1979 to summer, 1982 and beyond.
Other Titles: Ten years of work and struggle in the fields of California
Responsibility: Bruce Neuburger.

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Part memoir, part informed commentary on farm labor, the U.S. labor movement, and the political economy of agriculture, Lettuce Wars is a lively account written from the perspective of the fields. Neuburger portrays the people he encountered - immigrant workers, fellow radicals, company bosses, cops and goons - vividly and indelibly, lending a human aspect to the conflict between capital and labor as it played out in the fields of California. --Publisher's decription.

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An extraordinary book. On one level, it is a political memoir of a young radical s decade of immersion in the world of farmworkers their work, their lives, and their struggles for union Read more...

 
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