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No man's land : Jamaican guestworkers in America and the global history of deportable labor

Author: Cindy Hahamovitch
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Series: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a vast array of sources from US, Jamaican, and English archives, as well as interviews, this title tells the history of the American "H2" program, the world's second oldest guestworker  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cindy Hahamovitch
ISBN: 9780691160153 0691160155
OCLC Number: 891608371
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Awards: Winner of American Historical Association James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History 2012
Winner of OAH Merle Curti Award 2012
Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Description: x, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Abbreviations xi Introduction 1 Chapter One: Guestworkers of the World, Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Passport, Your Visa, Your Immigration Status 12 Chapter Two: Everything but a Gun to Their Heads: The Politics of Labor Scarcity and the Birth of World War II Guestworker Programs 22 Chapter Three:"Stir It Up": Jamaican Guestworkers in the Promised Land 50 Chapter Four: John Bull Meets Jim Crow: Jamaican Guestworkers in the Wartime South 67 Chapter Five: The Race to the Bottom: Making Wartime Temporary Worker Programs Permanent and Private 86 Chapter Six: A Riotous Success: Guestworkers, "Illegal Immigrants," and the Promise of Managed Migration 110 Chapter Seven: The Worst Job in the World: The Cuban Revolution, the War on Poverty, and the Secret Rebellion in Florida's Cane Fields 135 Chapter Eight: Takin' It to the Courts: Legal Services, the UFW, and the Battle for the Worst Jobs in the World 172 Chapter Nine: "For All Those Bending Years": IRCA, the Dog War, and the Campaign for Legal Status 202 Chapter Ten: All the World's a Workplace: Guestworkers at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century 227 Conclusion 236 Notes 245 Bibliography 295 Index 323
Series Title: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Responsibility: Cindy Hahamovitch.

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