The Newberry Library Labor History Seminar and the History Departments of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Urbana present:
Flight of the 'Happy Farmers'
Leon Fink, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, November 9, 2001, 3:30-5:00 pm
Part of a larger study of Guatemalan poultry workers in North Carolina,
FLIGHT OF THE “HAPPY FARMERS” juxtaposes issues in labor and immigration
history. In trying to make sense of an informal worker protest among new
migrants, I trace the participants back to their home villages in
Guatemala and their reasons, often complicated, for leaving. Inevitably, I
run up against the problem of interpreting the rationales of politically
"silenced" peoples--the same issue which has drawn attention in the
controversy surrounding anthropologist David Stoll and the testimony of
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