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The Resource Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail, Rubén Martínez

Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail, Rubén Martínez

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Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail
Title
Crossing over
Title remainder
a Mexican family on the migrant trail
Statement of responsibility
Rubén Martínez
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Both an award-winning journalist and a poet, Martinez tracks a migrant family from Mexico to the U.S., and shows how migrant culture is changing America. 13 illustrations. 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 Chaacute;vez clan, an extended Mexican family who lost three sons in a tragic border accident. Martiacute;nez follows the migrants' progress from their small southern Mexican town of Cheraacute;n to California, Wisconsin, and Missouri where far from joining the melting pot, Martiacute;nez 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 countries come increasingly to resemble each other
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.85/089/6872073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
M388 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail, Rubén Martínez
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol031/2002067330.html
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Prologue: Passion -- Book one: Points of departure: Home -- Paisanos -- Family -- Waiting -- Highland hip hop -- Fiesta -- Harvest -- Rosa's journey -- Book two: Another country: Line -- Warren, Arkansas -- Princes of Norwalk -- St. Louis, Missouri -- Strawberry fields forever -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments
Control code
49583857
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
330 p.
Isbn
9780312421236
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002067330
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2003. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
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Label
Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail, Rubén Martínez
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol031/2002067330.html
Publication
Contents
Prologue: Passion -- Book one: Points of departure: Home -- Paisanos -- Family -- Waiting -- Highland hip hop -- Fiesta -- Harvest -- Rosa's journey -- Book two: Another country: Line -- Warren, Arkansas -- Princes of Norwalk -- St. Louis, Missouri -- Strawberry fields forever -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments
Control code
49583857
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
330 p.
Isbn
9780312421236
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002067330
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2003. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.

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