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Production and Labor Conditions on Shade Tobacco Farms in the Connecticut River Valley.

Abstract in spanish

The following research pretend to feature the labour entail to the tobacco production in Conneticut, at northeast of United States.

During the last 60 years, migrant laborers have principally carried out this work, most recently from Jamaica, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. This historical, ethnographic, and photographic essay will examine the unique social, economic, and labour conditions among these migrant groups. In particular, we will examine the ways in which a plant cultivated largely through 19th century.


Keywords: Tobacco,Connecticut River,1960s,migrants.
Author: Michael Duke, Claudia Santelices, Anna Marie Nicolaysen & Johan E. Galarza Rivera. Hispanic Health Council.
Received: January 05th, 2004, Accepted: July 07th, 2004
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 4 - Santiago, julio 2004 - 217/227 pp. - ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.