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Working in the shadows : a year doing the jobs (most) Americans won't do

Author: Gabriel Thompson
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, 2011, ©2010.
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"What does it mean to work in the forgotten America where millions toil in the shadow of prosperity? What is the daily reality of life for a factory worker or field hand? To find out, award-winning journalist Gabriel Thompson spent a year working alongside America's invisible poor--citizens and immigrants alike--all of whom endure backbreaking work, miniscule wages, and nonexistent benefits in their struggle to make  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Thompson
ISBN: 9781568586380 1568586388
OCLC Number: 705522865
Notes: "Hardcover first published in 2010 by Nation Books"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Part one: Salad days (January-March), Yuma, Arizona --
Part two: Speaking quiché in the heart of dixie (June-August), Russellville, Alabama --
Part three: Flowers and food (October-December), New York, New York
Responsibility: Gabriel Thompson.

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An award-winning young investigative journalist goes undercover, living the life of an undocumented immigrant.  Read more...

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