With These Hands by Daniel Rothenberg
The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today

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From Florida to Washington, from California to Maine, migrant farmworkers handpick nearly every vegetable and piece of fruit. Few labor laws protect them and their pay is often stolen by those who employ them. No one story, no single truth, can adequately express the farmworkers’ world; this book presents its complexity in vivid and human language.
 

About Daniel Rothenberg

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Daniel Rothenberg is a Professor of Practice and the executive director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
 
Published September 15, 1998 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 352 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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I don’t see it as all that bad.” Altogether, Rothenberg interviews more than 250 people, including workers and their families, border patrolmen, political lobbyists, union organizers, coyotes who smuggle workers across the border, doctors who care for farmworkers, and growers.

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More than 30 years after activists like Cesar Chavez called attention to conditions in California's fields, this remarkable study shows that the grinding poverty and abuse suffered by America's most v

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Rothenberg includes unidentified photos, one of the few lapses in a richly textured documentary that evokes both pity and terror, as when the daughter of a single migrant woman in Florida describes how her mother's boyfriend once sexually abused her and how her mother took violent revenge.

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