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I Am Not a Tractor! How Florida Farmworkers Took on the Fast Food Giants and Won

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ISBN-10: 1501713086

ISBN-13: 9781501713088

Edition: 2017

Authors: Susan L. Marquis

List price: $34.95
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I am Not a Tractor! celebrates the courage, vision, and creativity of the farmworkers and community leaders who have transformed one of the worst agricultural situation in the United States into one of the best. Susan Marquis highlights past abuses workers suffered in Florida's tomato fields: toxic pesticide exposure, beatings, sexual assault, rampant wage theft, and even, astonishingly, modern-day slavery. Marquis unveils how, even without new legislation, regulation, or government participation, these farmworkers have dramatically improved their work conditions. Marquis credits this success to the immigrants from Mexico, Haiti, and Guatemala who formed the Coalition of Immokalee Workers,a…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.28" wide x 9.28" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English