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As other teens returned home from school, thirteen-year-old José Silva headed for work at a restaurant, where he would remain until 2:00 a.m. Francisca Herrera, a tomato picker, was exposed to pesticides while she was pregnant and gave birth to a baby without arms or legs. Silva and Herrera immigrated illegally to the United States, and their experiences are far from unique. In this comprehensive, balanced overview of the immigration crisis, Nancy Brown Diggs examines the abusive, unethical conditions under which many immigrants work, and explores how what was once a border problem now extends throughout the country. Drawing from a wide spectrum of sources, Hidden in the Heartland demonstrates how the current situation is untenable for both illegal immigrants and American citizens. A vivid portrait of the immigration crisis, the book makes a passionate case for confronting this major human rights issue — a threat to the very unity of the country.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Part 1: The Promised Land
  2. p. 1
  1. Chapter 1: Getting Here
  2. pp. 3-16
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  1. Chapter 2: Working Here
  2. pp. 17-30
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  1. Chapter 3: Strangers in a Strange Land
  2. pp. 31-40
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  1. Part 2: “ Bienvenidos” in the Heartland
  2. p. 41
  1. Chapter 4: Living Here
  2. pp. 43-54
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  1. Chapter 5: Community Reaction
  2. pp. 55-72
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  1. Chapter 6: Law and Disorder
  2. pp. 73-84
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  1. Part 3: The Bigger Picture
  2. p. 85
  1. Chapter 7: Looking Back
  2. pp. 87-96
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  1. Chapter 8: Mexico
  2. pp. 97-106
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  1. Chapter 9: Other Countries
  2. pp. 107-116
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  1. Chapter 10: The Good News
  2. pp. 117-128
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 129-134
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 135-154
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  1. References
  2. pp. 155-178
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 179-186
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609171322
Print ISBN
9780870139970
MARC Record
OCLC
774285432
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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