skip to content
Working in the shadows : a year doing the jobs (most) Americans won't do Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Working in the shadows : a year doing the jobs (most) Americans won't do

Author: Gabriel Thompson
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"What does it mean to work in the forgotten America where millions toil in the shadow of prosperity? What is the daily reality of life for a factory worker or field hand? To find out, award-winning journalist Gabriel Thompson spent a year working alongside America's invisible poor--citizens and immigrants alike--all of whom endure backbreaking work, miniscule wages, and nonexistent benefits in their struggle to make  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Thompson
ISBN: 9781568586380 1568586388
OCLC Number: 705522865
Notes: "Hardcover first published in 2010 by Nation Books"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Part one: Salad days (January-March), Yuma, Arizona --
Part two: Speaking quiché in the heart of dixie (June-August), Russellville, Alabama --
Part three: Flowers and food (October-December), New York, New York
Responsibility: Gabriel Thompson.

Abstract:

An award-winning young investigative journalist goes undercover, living the life of an undocumented immigrant.  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/705522865> # Working in the shadows : a year doing the jobs (most) Americans won't do
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "705522865" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1729099> ; # Foreign workers
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008104249> ; # Illegal aliens--United States
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1022855> ; # Minimum wage
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/858624054#Topic/immigrants_employment_economic_aspects_united_states> ; # Immigrants--Employment--Economic aspects--United States
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/331.62/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007100994> ; # Foreign workers--United States
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/967712> ; # Immigrants
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107824> ; # Minimum wage--United States
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/967153> ; # Illegal aliens
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85140055> ; # Immigrants--United States
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/858624054#Topic/illegal_aliens_employment_economic_aspects_united_states> ; # Illegal aliens--Employment--Economic aspects--United States
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2010" ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/858624054#Person/thompson_gabriel> ; # Gabriel Thompson
   schema:datePublished "2011" ;
   schema:description "Part one: Salad days (January-March), Yuma, Arizona -- Part two: Speaking quiché in the heart of dixie (June-August), Russellville, Alabama -- Part three: Flowers and food (October-December), New York, New York"@en ;
   schema:description ""What does it mean to work in the forgotten America where millions toil in the shadow of prosperity? What is the daily reality of life for a factory worker or field hand? To find out, award-winning journalist Gabriel Thompson spent a year working alongside America's invisible poor--citizens and immigrants alike--all of whom endure backbreaking work, miniscule wages, and nonexistent benefits in their struggle to make ends meet"--amazon.com"@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/858624054> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Working in the shadows : a year doing the jobs (most) Americans won't do"@en ;
   schema:productID "705522865" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/705522865#PublicationEvent/new_york_nation_books_2011_2010> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/858624054#Agent/nation_books> ; # Nation Books
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781568586380> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/705522865> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/858624054#Person/thompson_gabriel> # Gabriel Thompson
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Thompson" ;
   schema:givenName "Gabriel" ;
   schema:name "Gabriel Thompson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/858624054#Topic/illegal_aliens_employment_economic_aspects_united_states> # Illegal aliens--Employment--Economic aspects--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85003553> ;
   schema:name "Illegal aliens--Employment--Economic aspects--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/858624054#Topic/immigrants_employment_economic_aspects_united_states> # Immigrants--Employment--Economic aspects--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85064517> ;
   schema:name "Immigrants--Employment--Economic aspects--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007100994> # Foreign workers--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Foreign workers--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008104249> # Illegal aliens--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Illegal aliens--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107824> # Minimum wage--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Minimum wage--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85140055> # Immigrants--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Immigrants--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1022855> # Minimum wage
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Minimum wage"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1729099> # Foreign workers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Foreign workers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/967153> # Illegal aliens
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Illegal aliens"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/967712> # Immigrants
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Immigrants"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781568586380>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1568586388" ;
   schema:isbn "9781568586380" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.