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Vanesa Ribas

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520282957

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520282957.001.0001

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All Roads Lead From Olancho to Swine’s

All Roads Lead From Olancho to Swine’s

The Making of A Latino/a Working Class in The American South

(p.28) Chapter 2 All Roads Lead From Olancho to Swine’s
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Vanesa Ribas

University of California Press

This chapter contextualizes Central American migration to the United States, describing especially the work and migration histories of women from Honduras and El Salvador. The “ethnic succession” perspective is explored as an explanation for labor struggles and labor-market changes at the end of the twentieth century, with a focus on the meatpacking industry.

Keywords:   Central American migration, labor markets, work histories, ethnic succession, migration theory, meatpacking industry, labor struggles, women

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