Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives

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Underground America tells the stories of men and women who have come to the United States seeking a better life for their families, only to be subjected to dehumanizing working conditions. Supporting myriad industries, these workers form an essential part of our economy — often by working the least desirable jobs without the most basic legal protections. Underground America allows this largely ignored part of our country to finally share its experiences.
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About the author

Peter Orner was born in Chicago and is the author of the novel, The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo (Little, Brown, 2006), and the story collection, Esther Stories (Houghton Mifflin, 2001).
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McSweeney's
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Published on
Oct 1, 2015
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Pages
389
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ISBN
9781940450940
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Emigration & Immigration
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