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In the Library: Articles

Street, Richard S. "First farmworkers, first braceros: Baja California field hands & the origins of farm labor importation in California agriculture," California History (win 96/97):307-21.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Buck, Daniel; Christina Getz & Julie Guthman. Consolidating the Commodity Chain: Organic Farming & Agribusiness in Northern California (Oakland CA: Institute for Food & Development Policy, 1996).

Friedland, William H.; Amy E. Barton & Robert J. Thomas. Manufacturing Green Gold: Capital, Labor & Technology in the Lettuce Industry (NY: Cambridge, 1981).

Galarza, Ernesto. Farm Workers & Agri-Business in California, 1947-1960 (Notre Dame IN: U. of Notre Dame, 1977).

Hanson, Victor Davis. Fields Without Dreams: Defending the Agrarian Idea (NY: Free Press, 1996).

__________. The Land Was Everything: Letters from an American Farmer (NY: Free Press, 2000).

Hirasaki, Manabi with Naomi Hirahara. A Taste for Strawberries: The Independent Journey of Nisei Farmer Manabi Hirasaki (Los Angeles: Japanase American National Museum, 2003).

Masumoto, David Mas. Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm (San Francisco: Harper, 1995).

__________. Harvest Son: Planting Roots in American Soil (NY: Norton, 1998).

__________. Four Seasons in Five Senses: Things Worth Savoring (NY: Norton, 2003).

__________. Letters to the Valley: A Harvest of Memories (Berkeley: Heyday, 2004).

Pisani, Donald J. From the Family Farm to Agribusiness: The Irrigation Crusade in California & the West, 1850-1931 (Berkeley: U. of California, 1984).

Walker, Richard. The Conquest of Bread: 150 Years of Agribusiness in California (NY: New Press, 2004).

Woeste, Victoria Saker. Land Monopoly, Agribusiness & the State: Discovering the Family Farm in 20th-C. California (Chicago: American Bar Foundation, 2000).

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