California's Migrant Farmworkers

A Caste System Enforced by State Power

  • Bruce Neuburger
Keywords: Immigration, Labor, Movements, Inequality

Abstract

"No one comes out here. No one knows what we go through," Roberto Valdez, a farmworker in the Coachella Valley town of Thermal, California, tells Gabriel Thompson, the interviewer and editor of Chasing the Harvest, a recently published book of interviews with farmworkers, growers, union activists, teachers, and others. And as one reads through the compelling stories that are told in the collection, one gets a deep sense of what Roberto means, as well as a passionate urge to have others know of the life and work of those who labor in California's fields.

Published
2019-05-01
Section
Review