Florida's Farmworkers in the Twenty-First Century
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BeschreibungIn a book that combines both oral history and documentary photography, Nano Riley and Davida Johns tell the story of Florida's farmworkers in the 21st century. Largely ignored by mainstream America, migrant laborers often toil under adverse labor and living conditions to provide the nation's food supply. Intimate photographs and lucid text offer a look not only into the difficulties faced by these laborers but also into the rich cultural heritages of their communities and the close ties of their family life. Until now, most publications on migrant farm labor focused on California or the Southeast in general, offering little information on conditions particular to farmworkers in Florida. Florida's Farmworkers focuses on the history of Florida agriculture, the unique climate, ecology, crops, and working conditions that distinguish the situation of Florida's farm laborers from those in other states. Organized thematically, the book explores the issues facing these migrant workers, who are largely Hispanic, Haitian, and from other regions of the Caribbean. Among the issues addressed are low wages, children's problems, education, substandard living conditions, health, pesticide exposure, and immigrant smuggling. Riley and Johns draw attention to a labor system greatly in need of reform.
PortraitNano Riley is a freelance journalist living in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has written for the St. Petersburg Times, The Daily Planet, and many other national publications. Davida Johns is an award-winning photographer, currently serving in the Peace Corps in Belize.
Untertitel: 'Florida History and Culture (H'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV PR OF FLORIDA
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Fotos von Davida Johns