Reinventing free labor : padrones and immigrant workers in the North American West, 1880-1930 (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Reinventing free labor : padrones and immigrant workers in the North American West, 1880-1930

Author: Gunther Peck
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the most infamous villains in North America during the Progressive Era was the padrone, a mafia-like immigrant boss who allegedly enslaved his compatriots. In this history of the padrone,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gunther Peck
ISBN: 0521641608 9780521641609 0521778190 9780521778190
OCLC Number: 1170469232
Description: xiii, 293 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations and tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The World Padrones Made: 1. Free land and unfree labor; 2. Padrones and corporations; 3. Defenders of contract; Part II. Reinventing Free Labor: 4. Manhood mobilized; 5. Mobilizing community; 6. Spaces of freedom; Epilogue: the vanishing padrone; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Padrones and immigrant workers in the North American West, 1880-1930
Responsibility: Gunther Peck.

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'Skilfully blending biography and cultural analysis - and using sources in four languages - Gunther Peck has written a superb study of the immigrant padrones and their workers. Peck manages to place Read more...

 
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