North for the Harvest by Jim Norris
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North for the Harvest
By Jim Norris

North for the Harvest

Mexican Workers, Growers and the Sugar Beet Industry

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North for the Harvest by Jim Norris

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Throughout most of the twentieth century, thousands of Mexicans travelled north to work the sugar beet fields of the Minnesota-North Dakota Red River Valley. North for the Harvest examines the evolution of the relationships between American Crystal Sugar Company, the sugar beet growers, and the migrant workers. Though popular convention holds that corporations and landowners invariably exploited migrant workers, Norris reveals that these relationships were more complex. The company often clashed with growers, sometimes while advocating for workers. And many growers developed personal ties with their migrant workers, while workers themselves often found ways to leverage better pay and working conditions from the company. Ultimately, the lot of workers improved as the years went by. As one worker explained, something historic occurred for his family while working in the Red River Valley: "We broke the chain there".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780873516310
ISBN-10: 0873516311
Format: Paperback
(150mm x 230mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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