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All the agents and saints : dispatches from the U.S. borderlands

Author: Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After a decade of chasing stories around the globe, intrepid travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest followed the magnetic pull home--only to discover that her native South Texas had been radically transformed in her absence. Ravaged by drug wars and barricaded by an eighteen-foot steel wall, her ancestral land had become the nation's foremost crossing ground for undocumented workers, many of whom perished along  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Elizondo Griest
ISBN: 9781469631592 1469631598
OCLC Number: 960276760
Description: xv, 289 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: The Texas-Mexico borderlands. The miracle tree --
The rebel --
The venerable --
The activist and the ordinance --
The bonder and the dealer --
The agents --
The wall --
The chokepoint --
The woman in the woods --
The healing --
Part II: The New York-Canada borderlands. The sort of homecoming --
The trade --
The war --
The saint --
The activist and the obelisk --
The movement --
The mother tongue --
The bridge --
The river --
The words that come before all else --
Epilogue: The United States of in-between.
Responsibility: Stephanie Elizondo Griest.

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After a decade of chasing stories around the globe, travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest followed the magnetic pull home - only to discover that her native South Texas had been transformed in her  Read more...

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