ELI and THE OCTOPUS

Can social responsibility and capital accumulation coexist in the world of modern multinational corporations?  Trying to reconcile the two proved the undoing of immigrant entrepreneur and former rabbi, Eli Black, and the end of the most storied U.S. food corporation, United Fruit Company, in 1975.

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From the Jaws of Victory

The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement is the most comprehensive history ever written on the meteoric rise and and precipitous decline of the United Farm Workers, the most successful farm labor union in United States history.

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Mapping Latina/o Studies

Mapping Latina/o Studies brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to discuss the dynamic field of Latina/o Studies.

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A World of its Own

A World of its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970 traces the history of intercultural struggle and cooperation in the citrus belt of Greater Los Angeles and explores the social and cultural forces that helped make the city the expansive and diverse metropolis that it is today.

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Food Across Borders

Food Across Borders seeks to examine this world in which boundaries create exclusions and dialogs, coercions and collaborations.

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