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The Resource Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail, Ruben Martinez

Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail, Ruben Martinez

Label
Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail
Title
Crossing over
Title remainder
a Mexican family on the migrant trail
Statement of responsibility
Ruben Martinez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the most permeable boundaries in the world. Even as the United States deploys billions of dollars and a vast arsenal to "hold the line," the border is breached daily by Mexicans in search of work. Yet the migrant gambit is perilous. Thousands die crossing the border, and those who reach "the other side" are branded illegals, undocumented and unprotected." "In Crossing Over, the Ruben Martinez puts a human face on the phenomenon, following the exodus of the Chavez clan, an extended Mexican family with the grim distinction of having lost three sons in a tragic border incident. He charts the migrants' progress from their small south-Mexican town of Cheran through the harrowing underground railroad to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California, and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin. He reveals the effects of emigration on the family members left behind and offers a powerful portrait of migrant culture, an exchange that deposits hip-hop in Indian villages while bringing Mexican pop to the northern plains. Far from joining the melting pot, Martinez argues, the migrants - as many as seven million in the United States - are spawning a new culture that will alter both countries, as Latin America and the United States come increasingly to resemble each other."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martínez, Rubén
Dewey number
306.85/089/6872073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
M388 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chavez family
  • Mexican American families
  • Mexican Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Illegal aliens
  • Illegal aliens
  • Migrant labor
  • Cherán (Mexico)
Label
Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail, Ruben Martinez
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46634038
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780805049084
Lccn
2001030719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail, Ruben Martinez
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46634038
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780805049084
Lccn
2001030719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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