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The Resource They saved the crops : labor, landscape, and the struggle over industrial farming in Bracero-era California, Don Mitchell

They saved the crops : labor, landscape, and the struggle over industrial farming in Bracero-era California, Don Mitchell

Label
They saved the crops : labor, landscape, and the struggle over industrial farming in Bracero-era California
Title
They saved the crops
Title remainder
labor, landscape, and the struggle over industrial farming in Bracero-era California
Statement of responsibility
Don Mitchell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the outset of World War II, California agriculture seemed to be on the cusp of change. Many Californians, reacting to the ravages of the Great Depression, called for a radical reorientation of the highly exploitative labor relations that had allowed the state to become such a productive farming frontier. But with the importation of the first braceros-guest workers from Mexico hired on an emergency basis after the United States entered the waran even more intense struggle ensued over how agriculture would be conducted in the state. Esteemed geographer Don Mitchell argues that by delineating the need for cheap, flexible farm labor as a problem and solving it via the importation of relatively disempowered migrant workers, an alliance of growers and government actors committed the United States to an agricultural system that is, in important respects, still with us. They Saved the Crops is a theoretically rich and stylistically innovative account of grower rapaciousness, worker militancy, rampant corruption, and bureaucratic bias. Mitchell shows that growers, workers, and officials confronted a series of problems that shapedand were shaped bythe landscape itself. For growers, the problem was finding the right kind of labor at the right price at the right time. Workers struggled for survival and attempted to win power in the face of economic exploitation and unremitting violence. Bureaucrats tried to harness political power to meet the demands of, as one put it, the people whom we serve. Drawing on a deep well of empirical materials from archives up and down the state, Mitchell's account promises to be the definitive book about California agriculture in the turbulent decades of the mid-twentieth century
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Cataloging source
N$T
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1961-
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Mitchell, Don
Dewey number
331.5/440979409045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1527.C2
LC item number
M59 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD1527.C2
NAL item number
M587 2012
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Geographies of justice and social transformation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Human geography
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Human geography
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • California
  • United States
Label
They saved the crops : labor, landscape, and the struggle over industrial farming in Bracero-era California, Don Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
The agribusiness landscape in the "war emergency": the origins of the bracero program and the struggle to control it -- The struggle for a rational farming landscape: worker housing and grower power -- The dream of labor power: fluid labor and the solid landscape -- Organizing the landscape: labor camps, international agreements, and the NFLU -- The persistent landscape: perpetuating crisis in California -- Imperial farming, imperialist landscapes -- Labor process, laboring life -- Operation wetback: preserving the status quo -- RFLOAC: the imbrication of grower control -- Power in the peach bowl: of domination, prevailing wages, and the (never-ending) question of housing -- Dead labor -- literally: (another) crisis in the bracero program -- Organizing resistance: swinging at the heart of the bracero program -- The demise of the bracero program: closing the gates of cheap labor? -- The ever-new, ever-same: labor militancy, rationalization, and the post-bracero landscape
Control code
784959321
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, [6], 529 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820344010
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q5mzk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784959321
Label
They saved the crops : labor, landscape, and the struggle over industrial farming in Bracero-era California, Don Mitchell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
The agribusiness landscape in the "war emergency": the origins of the bracero program and the struggle to control it -- The struggle for a rational farming landscape: worker housing and grower power -- The dream of labor power: fluid labor and the solid landscape -- Organizing the landscape: labor camps, international agreements, and the NFLU -- The persistent landscape: perpetuating crisis in California -- Imperial farming, imperialist landscapes -- Labor process, laboring life -- Operation wetback: preserving the status quo -- RFLOAC: the imbrication of grower control -- Power in the peach bowl: of domination, prevailing wages, and the (never-ending) question of housing -- Dead labor -- literally: (another) crisis in the bracero program -- Organizing resistance: swinging at the heart of the bracero program -- The demise of the bracero program: closing the gates of cheap labor? -- The ever-new, ever-same: labor militancy, rationalization, and the post-bracero landscape
Control code
784959321
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, [6], 529 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820344010
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q5mzk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784959321

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