Synopses & Reviews
Known as andldquo;The Salad Bowl of the World,andrdquo; Californiaandrsquo;s Salinas Valley became an agricultural empire due to the toil of diverse farmworkers, including Latinos. A sweeping critical history of how Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants organized for their rights in the decades leading up to the seminal strikes led by Cesar Chavez, this important work also looks closely at how different groups of Mexicansandmdash;U.S. born, bracero, and undocumentedandmdash;confronted and interacted with one another during this period.
An incisive study of labor, migration, race, gender, citizenship, and class, Lori Floresandrsquo;s first book offers crucial insights for todayandrsquo;s ever-growing U.S. Latino demographic, the farmworker rights movement, and future immigration policy.
About the Author
Lori Flores is assistant professor of history at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.