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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. : University of Georgia Press, 2012.
Series: Geographies of justice and social transformation.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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At the outset of World War II, California agriculture seemed to be on the cusp of change. Many Californians, reacting to the ravages of the Great Depression, called for a radical reorientation of the highly exploitative labor relations that had allowed the state to become such a productive farming frontier. But with the importation of the first braceros-guest workers from Mexico hired on an emergency basis after the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mitchell, Don, 1961-
They saved the crops.
Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011038378
(OCoLC)755004254
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Don Mitchell
ISBN: 9780820344010 082034401X
OCLC Number: 784959321
Description: 1 online resource (xii, [6], 529 pages, [24] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps.
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.
Series Title: Geographies of justice and social transformation.
Responsibility: Don Mitchell.

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Mitchell shows that growers, workers, and officials confronted a series of problems that shaped--and were shaped by--the landscape itself. They Saved the Crops is a theoretically rich and  Read more...
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Ernesto Galarza, Karl Marx, and Carey McWilliams come together in the industrial agricultural establishments of California in Don Mitchell's extraordinary exploration of the bracero program. In a Read more...

 
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