Finding fresh fruits and vegetables is as easy as going to the grocery store for most Americans—which makes it all too easy to forget that our food is cultivated, harvested, and packaged by farmworkers who labor for less pay, fewer benefits, and under more dangerous conditions than workers in almost any other sector of the U.S. economy. Seeking to end the public’s ignorance and improve workers’ living and working conditions, this book addresses the major factors that affect farmworkers’ lives while offering practical strategies for action on farmworker issues.
This is an excellent book, well-written, thoughtful, and scholarly, in a field which has very few overviews accessible to non-specialists. It is definitely a contribution to the literature and will fill a large gap in existing materials, especially in its emphasis on farmworker issues in the Southeast United States.”
—Cynthia A. Wood, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Appalachian State University