Crossing Over A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail

ISBN-10: 1250026725
ISBN-13: 9781250026729
Edition: 2013
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Description: The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the most permeable boundaries in the world, breached daily by Mexicans in search of work. Thousands die crossing the line and those who reach "the other side" are branded illegals, undocumented and unprotected.  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 6/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the most permeable boundaries in the world, breached daily by Mexicans in search of work. Thousands die crossing the line and those who reach "the other side" are branded illegals, undocumented and unprotected. Crossing Over puts a human face on the phenomenon, following the exodus of the Chavez clan, an extended Mexican family who lost three sons in a tragic border accident. Martinez follows the migrants' progress from their small southern Mexican town of Cheran to California, Wisconsin, and Missouri where far from joining the melting pot, Martinez argues, the seven million migrants in the U.S. are creating a new culture that will alter both Mexico and the United States as the two countriescome increasingly to resemble each other.

Ruben Martinez, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and poet, is associate editor at Pacific News Service and a correspondent for PBS's religion and ethics news weekly. Author of The Other Side, he has appeared as a commentator on Nightline, Frontline and CNN. He lives in Los Angeles.

Prologue: The Passion
Points of Departure
Home
Paisanos
Family
Waiting
Highland Hip Hop
Fiesta
Harvest
Rosa's Journey
Another Country
The Line
Warren, Arkansas
Princes of Norwalk
St. Louis, Missouri
Strawberry Fields Forever
Epilogue
Afterword
Acknowledgments

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