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The Resource Crossing with the Virgin : stories from the migrant trail, Kathryn Ferguson, Norma A. Price, and Ted Parks ; with forewords by Claudia Aburto Guzmán and John M. Fife

Crossing with the Virgin : stories from the migrant trail, Kathryn Ferguson, Norma A. Price, and Ted Parks ; with forewords by Claudia Aburto Guzmán and John M. Fife

Label
Crossing with the Virgin : stories from the migrant trail
Title
Crossing with the Virgin
Title remainder
stories from the migrant trail
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Ferguson, Norma A. Price, and Ted Parks ; with forewords by Claudia Aburto Guzmán and John M. Fife
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past ten years, more than 4,000 people have died while crossing the Arizona desert to find jobs, join families, or start new lives. Other migrants tell of the corpses they pass--bodies that are never recovered or counted.<br /><br /> Crossing With the Virgin collects stories heard from migrants about these treacherous treks--firsthand accounts told to volunteers for the Samaritans, a humanitarian group that seeks to prevent such unnecessary deaths by providing these travelers with medical aid, water, and food. Other books have dealt with border crossing; this is the first to share stories of immigrant suffering at its worst told by migrants encountered on desert trails.<br /><br />The Samaritans write about their encounters to show what takes place on a daily basis along the border: confrontations with Border Patrol agents at checkpoints reminiscent of wartime; children who die in their parents' desperate bid to reunite families; migrants terrorized by bandits; and hovering ghost-like above nearly every crossing, the ever-present threat of death.<br /><br />These thirty-nine stories are about the migrants, but they also tell how each individual author became involved with this work. As such, they offer not only a window into the migrants' plight but also a look at the challenges faced by volunteers in sometimes compromising situations--and at their own humanizing process.<br /><br /> Crossing With the Virgin raises important questions about underlying assumptions and basic operations of border enforcement, helping readers see past political positions to view migrants as human beings. It will touch your heart as surely as it reassures you that there are people who still care about their fellow man
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferguson, Kathryn
Dewey number
304.8/730720922
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HV4011.M58
LC item number
F47 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Price, Norma A.
  • Parks, Ted
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illegal aliens
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Border crossing
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Border crossing
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Illegal aliens
  • Mexico
  • North America
  • United States
Label
Crossing with the Virgin : stories from the migrant trail, Kathryn Ferguson, Norma A. Price, and Ted Parks ; with forewords by Claudia Aburto Guzmán and John M. Fife
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Foreword -- Claudia Aburto Guzmán""; ""Foreword -- Rev. John M. Fife""; ""Discovering the Migrant Trail""; ""Volunteer -- Ted Parks""; ""First Samaritan Patrol -- Norma Price""; ""Itâ€?s Personal -- Kathryn Ferguson""; ""Stories from the Migrant Trail""; ""Story One -- Norma""; ""Story Two -- Kathryn""; ""Story Three -- Norma""; ""Story Four -- Kathryn""; ""Story Five -- Ted""; ""Story Six -- Kathryn""; ""Story Seven -- Norma""; ""Story Eight -- Kathryn""; ""Story Nine -- Ted""; ""Story Ten -- Ted""; ""Norma""; ""Story Eleven""
  • ""Story Twelve""""Story Thirteen""; ""Story Fourteen""; ""Ted""; ""Story Fifteen""; ""Story Sixteen""; ""Story Seventeen""; ""Kathryn""; ""Story Eighteen""; ""Story Nineteen""; ""Story Twenty""; ""Story Twenty-one""; ""Story Twenty-two""; ""Ted""; ""Story Twenty-three""; ""Story Twenty-four""; ""Story Twenty-five""; ""Norma""; ""Story Twenty-six""; ""Story Twenty-seven""; ""Story Twenty-eight""; ""Story Twenty-nine""; ""Kathryn""; ""Story Thirty""; ""Story Thirty-one""; ""Story Thirty-two""; ""Story Thirty-three""; ""Norma""; ""Story Thirty-four""; ""Story Thirty-five""; ""Story Thirty-six""
  • ""Ted""""Story Thirty-seven""; ""Story Thirty-eight""; ""Story Thirty-nine""; ""Homage -- Kathryn""; ""Epilogue""; ""Further Reading and Resources""
Control code
797834449
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816521210
Lccn
2009033458
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt181dwr1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797834449
Label
Crossing with the Virgin : stories from the migrant trail, Kathryn Ferguson, Norma A. Price, and Ted Parks ; with forewords by Claudia Aburto Guzmán and John M. Fife
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Foreword -- Claudia Aburto Guzmán""; ""Foreword -- Rev. John M. Fife""; ""Discovering the Migrant Trail""; ""Volunteer -- Ted Parks""; ""First Samaritan Patrol -- Norma Price""; ""Itâ€?s Personal -- Kathryn Ferguson""; ""Stories from the Migrant Trail""; ""Story One -- Norma""; ""Story Two -- Kathryn""; ""Story Three -- Norma""; ""Story Four -- Kathryn""; ""Story Five -- Ted""; ""Story Six -- Kathryn""; ""Story Seven -- Norma""; ""Story Eight -- Kathryn""; ""Story Nine -- Ted""; ""Story Ten -- Ted""; ""Norma""; ""Story Eleven""
  • ""Story Twelve""""Story Thirteen""; ""Story Fourteen""; ""Ted""; ""Story Fifteen""; ""Story Sixteen""; ""Story Seventeen""; ""Kathryn""; ""Story Eighteen""; ""Story Nineteen""; ""Story Twenty""; ""Story Twenty-one""; ""Story Twenty-two""; ""Ted""; ""Story Twenty-three""; ""Story Twenty-four""; ""Story Twenty-five""; ""Norma""; ""Story Twenty-six""; ""Story Twenty-seven""; ""Story Twenty-eight""; ""Story Twenty-nine""; ""Kathryn""; ""Story Thirty""; ""Story Thirty-one""; ""Story Thirty-two""; ""Story Thirty-three""; ""Norma""; ""Story Thirty-four""; ""Story Thirty-five""; ""Story Thirty-six""
  • ""Ted""""Story Thirty-seven""; ""Story Thirty-eight""; ""Story Thirty-nine""; ""Homage -- Kathryn""; ""Epilogue""; ""Further Reading and Resources""
Control code
797834449
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816521210
Lccn
2009033458
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt181dwr1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797834449

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