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Editor Gabriel Thompson discusses the latest Voice of Witness book, Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture.
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“To read a Voice of Witness book is to feel one’s habitual sense of disconnection begin to fall away.”—George Saunders, author of The Tenth of December
“[Voice of Witness] books are amazing... beautifully produced, with incredible editing and literary sensibility. Voice of Witness has done a better job than I’ve seen anybody do with having people tell their stories in a way that really engages you.”—Rachel Maddow, MSNBC
“The Voice of Witness series is a megaphone for our country’s most marginalized voices.”—Van Jones, former special advisor to the Obama White House, author of Rebuilding the Dream
About Chasing the Harvest
More than a million men, women, and children work in American agriculture, and yet their stories are rarely told, their low-wage jobs are not included in minimum-wage ordinances or campaigns, and their work remains unorganized by labor unions. This book of oral histories restores to visibility these workers, by telling stories of hardship but also bravery, solidarity, and improvization in California's farm fields.
Lives from an invisible community--the migrant farmworkers of the United States
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