Of Forests and Fields

Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest

Ethnic Mexican migration to Oregon has shaped and supported the state's largest economic industries. Tracing the history of Oregon's labor and immigrant rights movements in agriculture and timber, the author recounts the experiences of generations of residents in the Willamette Valley and Southern and Eastern Oregon. Readers learn how local community building shapes opportunity.

186 pages. ©2016.
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Review posted September 8, 2020


Usually, you hear about immigrant work in CA, it is interesting to see it closer to home. Since my dad worked in agriculture before he got his citizenship and GED this book hits close to home.