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The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the most permeable boundaries in the world, breached daily by Mexicans in search of work. Thousands die crossing the line and those who reach "the other side" are branded illegals, undocumented and unprotected. Crossing Over puts a human face on the phenomenon, following the exodus of the Chávez clan, an extended Mexican family who lost three sons in a tragic border accident. Martínez follows the migrants' progress from their small southern Mexican town of Cherán to California, Wisconsin, and Missouri where far from joining the melting pot, Martínez argues, the seven million migrants in the U.S. are creating a new culture that will alter both Mexico and the United States as the two countries come increasingly to resemble each other.

About the Author

Rubén Martínez, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and poet, is associate editor at Pacific News Service and a correspondent for PBS's religion and ethics news weekly. Author of The Other Side, he has appeared as a commentator on Nightline, Frontline, and CNN. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312421236
Subtitle:
A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
Author:
Martinez, Ruben
Author:
Martnez, Rubn
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Migrant labor
Subject:
Illegal aliens
Subject:
Mexican American families
Subject:
Cherâan
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Immigrants -- United States.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
107-47
Publication Date:
20020907
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 13 black-and-white illustration
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.84 x 5.02 x 0.9 in

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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