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Life and Labor on the Border
Working People of Northeastern Sonora, 1886-1986
By Josiah Heyman
249 pp. / 6.00 in x 9.00 in / 1991
Cloth (978-0-8165-1225-6) [s]
Related Interest
  - Borderlands Studies
  - History

Traces the development of the urban working class in northern Sonora over the period of a century. Drawing on an extensive collection of life histories, Heyman describes what has happened to families
Heyman's rich ethnography captures the historical continuity of the border working class. . . . A convincing and provocative work.

—Contemporary Sociology

Employing the finely grained modes of anthropoligcal inquiry, Heyman follows people on their paths into working class employment, and depicts for us the ways in which successive generations of families and friends responded to its changing options and constraints. His book constitutes a major achievement in both concepts and methods, and opens up new ways of comprehending the world we have made.

—Eric Wolf, author of Sons of the Shaking Earth and Europe and the People Without History

over several generations as people left the countryside to work for American-owned companies in northern Sonora or to cross the border to find other employment.

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