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“For All Those Bending Years”: IRCA, the Dog War, and the Campaign for Legal Status

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the developments of the 1980s for the Jamaican guestworkers. The decade brought guestworkers immigration reform legislation known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act ... More


The Farmworker Movement in the Post-Bracero Era

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the farmworker movement in the Salinas Valley after the termination of the Bracero Program. It first considers the rise of Cesar Chavez and his United Farm Workers Organizing ... More


A Blossoming of Red Flags: The Salinas UFWOC Strike of 1970

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee's (UFWOC) 1970 strike in the Salinas Valley and the various groups of UFWOC allies and detractors involved. It first considers the ... More


Interventions to Prevent HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Latino Migrants

Thomas M. Painter, Kurt C. Organista, Scott D. Rhodes, and Fernando M. Sañudo

in HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199764303
eISBN:
9780199950232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter reviews sociodemographic characteristics of Latino migrants in the United States, features of their mobile livelihoods related to vulnerability to infection by HIV and other sexually ... More


They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality Among U.S. Farmworkers

Sarah Bronwen Horton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283268
eISBN:
9780520962545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283268.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields takes the reader on an ethnographic tour of the melon and corn harvesting fields in California’s Central Valley to understand why farmworkers die at work each ... More


Migrants: The Integration Challenge

Philip Martin

in Importing Poverty?: Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139174
eISBN:
9780300156003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139174.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Federal migrant assistance programs were first launched in the 1960s to serve migrant farmworkers and their children. This chapter discusses the evolution of migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) ... More


Confronting the Consequences of the Pesticide Paradigm

Adam Tompkins

in Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456688
eISBN:
9781501704215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456688.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines the cooperative efforts between farmworkers and environmentalists to campaign for pesticide reform. It charts the development of chemically intensive, industrial-style agriculture ... More


Hidden Hands of the Harvest

Adam Tompkins

in Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456688
eISBN:
9781501704215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456688.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the growth of a large marginalized, often migratory, workforce that was systematically disempowered by growers and government: the farmworkers. The modernization and ... More


Movements in Transition: Environmentalists, Farmworkers, and the Regulatory State, 1970–1976

Adam Tompkins

in Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456688
eISBN:
9781501704215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456688.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on the pesticide reform efforts of farmworkers, led by the United Farm Workers (UFW), in cooperation with the mainstream environmental movement in the years immediately following ... More


A Different Kind of Border War: Arizona, 1971–1986

Adam Tompkins

in Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456688
eISBN:
9781501704215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456688.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on the pesticide conflict that pitted Arizona growers and the state’s Board of Pesticide Control (BPC) against farmworkers and suburban families during the 1970s and 1980s. In ... More


Taking a Different Tack: Pesticide Regulatory-Reform Activism in California

Jill Lindsey Harrison

in New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter showcases the work of California’s pesticide drift activists, who address their environmental concerns by advocating for regulatory restrictions on the use of the most-toxic and unruly ... More


Religious Migrants: The Latina/o Mennonite Quest for Community and Civil Rights

Felipe Hinojosa

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter follows the stories of Latinas/os who joined the Mennonite Church during the middle part of the twentieth century. While a relatively small Protestant denomination, the Mennonite Church ... More


Sunk Lands and Submerged Knowledge: How War, Swamps, and Seismographs Hid Evidence of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Social, environmental, and scientific changes from the 1860s to the 1960s submerged knowledge of the New Madrid earthquakes. During the Civil War, guerilla warfare and the Battle of Island Number 10 ... More


Mexicano Stories and Rural White Narratives: Creating Pro-immigrant Conservatism in Rural Georgia, 1965–2004

Julie M. Weise

in Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624969
eISBN:
9781469624983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624969.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the 1960s through the 1990s, millions of Mexican immigrants, Tejanos, and Mexican Americans journeyed through the rural U.S. South as agricultural migrant workers and tens of thousands settled ... More


Epilogue

Cindy Hahamovitch

in The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846391
eISBN:
9781469603964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899922_hahamovitch.14
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the decision to import workers during the Second World War and how it shaped the course of farm labor history over the next fifty years. In the aftermath of the war, Puerto ... More


Activism across the Diaspora: The Tejano Farmworker Movement in Wisconsin

Marc Simon Rodriguez

in The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834640
eISBN:
9781469603254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877661_rodriguez.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on twenty-two-year-old Jesus Salas, a college student and the son of a migrant contractor and restaurant owner from Crystal City, Texas. Salas organized a “March on Madison” to ... More


Wards of the Mate: Farmworker Unionism and the New Deal

Cindy Hahamovitch

in The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846391
eISBN:
9781469603964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899922_hahamovitch.11
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes migrant farmworkers as “stateless”; they paid no taxes and did not vote. If they did not leave promptly when they were no longer needed, they became more a hindrance than a ... More


The Union as Padrone: The “Underground Railroad” during the Second World War

Cindy Hahamovitch

in The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846391
eISBN:
9781469603964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899922_hahamovitch.13
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter shows how the ease with which the War Food Administration (WFA) commandeered the welfare apparatus set up for migrant farmworkers suggests the danger of dependence on the state. It also ... More


Strikes against Solidarity: Containing Domestic Farmworkers' Agency

Deborah Cohen

in Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833599
eISBN:
9781469603391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899670_cohen.10
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter picks up on the previous chapter's engagement with class. It observes that domestic farmworkers refused to align themselves with braceros as a class but instead retrenched around ... More


Prologue: Coming to America

Philip Martin

in Importing Poverty?: Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139174
eISBN:
9780300156003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139174.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The constant arrival of immigrants to fill jobs in U.S. farms resulted in a rural poverty developing in agricultural America. Several farmers demand that the government should enact rules that would ... More


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