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There's no José here : following the hidden lives of Mexican immigrants / Gabriel Thompson.

Thompson, Gabriel. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781560259787
  • ISBN: 1560259787
  • ISBN: 9781560259909 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1560259906 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 288 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Nation Books ; c2007.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at All C/W MARS Libraries.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Text to Phone Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
HCC Library E184.M5T49 2007 (Text) 38130000112848 General Available -
Leominster Public Library 305.868 THOMPSON (Text) 38118000606190 Adult Available -
Northampton Forbes Library F83XM.T373t 2007 (Text) A17015323789 Mezzanine Available -
Worcester Main Library 305.868 THOMPSON (Text) 38139003900356 Nonfiction Available -


Formatted Contents: Introduction -- pt. I. USA -- 1. Loud -- 2. Day in court -- 3. A corn stalk grows in Brooklyn -- 4. Making them hurt -- 5. Missing school -- 6. Dreaming of the minimum wage -- 7. Escape from New York City -- 8. Only twelve violations! -- 9. Murder and war -- 10. Under the confederate flag -- 11. A growing family -- pt. II. Mexico -- 12. On the road -- 13. Capital of the world -- 14. Angela -- 15. La fiesta -- 16. Crisis -- 17. We are also abandoned -- 18. Searching for home -- 19. Saying good-bye -- Postscript -- Acknowledgments -- About the author.
Summary or Annotation: Narrative focuses on the Mexican immigrants who come to the United States, relating their stories, social conditions and working conditions.
Mexican immigration has become a polarizing issue. Once, Mexicans had a sizable presence in a few select states like California, Texas, Arizona and New York; today the fastest growing populations are in places like North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee. What motivates people to risk their very lives, and why don't Mexicans just "play by the rules" and enter legally? How do they cope, living in a strange country among people that speak a language they can't understand? And after everything they have gone through, do they see immigration as a blessing, a curse, or something in between? This book allows Mexicans in the U.S. to speak in their own words, giving readers a look into their stories as they struggle to survive in a new and often hostile land.--From publisher description.
Subject: Mexicans > United States > Social conditions > Case studies.
Immigrants > United States > Social conditions > Case studies.
Foreign workers, Mexican > United States > Case studies.
Mexico > Emigration and immigration > Social aspects.
United States > Emigration and immigration > Social aspects.
Thompson, Gabriel > Friends and associates.
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