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Apple Pie and Enchiladas: Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest

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The sudden influx of significant numbers of Latinos to the rural Midwest stems from the recruitment of workers by food processing plants and small factories springing up in rural areas. Mostly they work at back-breaking jobs that local residents are not willing to take because of the low wages and few benefits. The region has become the scene of dramatic change involving ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by University of Texas Press
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Jun 05, 2008 Liddy rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: People interested in Latino affiars in the Midwest
Provides SOME insight to Latinos in the midwest, but if you're Latino and live in the Midwest, it doesn't tell you much that's new. If you're not, and you're interested in this narrow subject, then you should probably read it/skim through it.
I liked the one-on-one interviews with Latinos from the community.

From a research prespective, I wasn't too sure about the conclusions that were made based on the interviews, but again, if you live in the Midwest they're pretty accurate.

I liked the ideas a
Apr 25, 2013 Elisabeth rated it really liked it
This is a great supplemental book to use in the classroom and gives you a fair amount of insight on the subject. Much of it is straight forward and easy to follow. I only wish it would have gone in further detail about their lives.

I read this book in grad school and now have started to use it in my own high school classroom for Chicano Studies.
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