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Mining the Fields: Farm Workers Fight Back
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Philosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences Publisher: General Hall Inc.,U.S. Publication Date: 01/01/1998 ISBN-13: 9781882289660  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John C. Leggett was born and raised in Detroit and later went to Central Michigan University, then the University of Michigan where he obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology. He teaches courses on labor, race relations, social class, and mass media at Rutgers University, Livingston College. Among his works on labor and politics are Class, Race, and Labor (Oxford University Press), Race, Class and Political Consciousness (Schenkman Publishers), and Taking State Power (Harper & Row Publishers). He has also co-authored several volumes including Allende, His Exit, and Our Times and Whither Black Studies. He is former associate editor at Contemporary Sociology and presently associate editor of Humanity and Society. He has published numerous articles and reviews on labor, class, and race in professional and political journals. John Leggett went to Delano and joined the farm worker union movement in September 1965. He has backed the UFW and its forerunners through picket, boycott, and fund raising work for over 25 years. He looks forward to the next wave of labor organizing among the world's farm worker populations. He wishes the farm workers owned the fields they cultivate.

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