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They saved the crops : labor, landscape, and the struggle over industrial farming in Bracero-era California

Author: Don Mitchell
Publisher: Athens, Ga. Univ. of Georgia Press 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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Argues that by delineating the need for cheap, flexible farm labour as a problem and solving it via the importation of relatively disempowered migrant workers, an alliance of growers and government  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Don Mitchell
ISBN: 0820341754 0820341762 9780820341750 9780820341767
OCLC Number: 838842207
Description: XII, [4], 529 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: The agribusiness landscape in the "war emergency": the origins of the bracero program and the struggle to control it --
The struggle for a rational farming landscape: worker housing and grower power --
The dream of labor power: fluid labor and the solid landscape --
Organizing the landscape: labor camps, international agreements, and the NFLU --
The persistent landscape: perpetuating crisis in California --
Imperial farming, imperialist landscapes --
Labor process, laboring life --
Operation wetback: preserving the status quo --
RFLOAC: the imbrication of grower control --
Power in the peach bowl: of domination, prevailing wages, and the (never-ending) question of housing --
Dead labor --
literally: (another) crisis in the bracero program --
Organizing resistance: swinging at the heart of the bracero program --
The demise of the bracero program: closing the gates of cheap labor? --
The ever-new, ever-same: labor militancy, rationalization, and the post-bracero landscape.
Responsibility: Don Mitchell

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Mitchell achieves more than enough in They Saved The Crops to distinguish this book as the history of record for the Bracero program. As with his previous work, he focuses on our societal tendencies Read more...

 
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