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By Ernest J. Gaines

ISBN-10: 0679738908

ISBN-13: 9780679738909

Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation within the Nineteen Seventies, A accumulating of outdated Men is a robust depiction of racial tensions bobbing up over the loss of life of a Cajun farmer by the hands of a black guy.

"Poignant, strong, earthy...a novel of Southern racial war of words during which a gaggle of aged black males band jointly opposed to whites who search vengeance for the homicide of 1 in their own."--Booklist

"A high-quality novel...there is a denouement that may surprise and movement readers up to it does the characters."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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Daniels delivering Cuban refugees during the Mariel boatlift, 1980, photograph. AP/Wide World Photos. Reproduced by permission. — Cuban insurgents, 1869, illustration. Corbis/ Bettmann. Reproduced by permission. —Spanish troops in Cuba, photograph. The Library of Congress. —Cowboys branding cattle, 1939, G. W. Evans ranch, Gila National Forest, New Mexico, photograph by Fred L. McCament. Corbis. Reproduced by permission. —Reies Tijerina, photograph. AP/Wide World Photos. Reproduced by permission.

And. the earth, pp. 75-76). Education and migrant children. The constant moving of migrant families had disastrous effects on the education of migrant children. Not only was their schooling constantly interrupted, but in many cases the children were kept out of school to work in the fields for pay. 5 percent of the state's L I T E R A T U R E A N D I T S T I M E S 3 . . and the I earth Latino (mostly Mexican) children enrolled in Texas public schools in 1944-45 (Kibbe, p. 86). S. Labor Department study of 1941 pr vided many case studies of families who simply could not afford to have children attend school rather than work.

We should guard against the corruption of our culture during our sojourn in the United States, developing self-reliant communities here, cultural enclaves of our own. The 1930s saw the advent of other, contrary opinions, published in the weekly El Espectador by Ignacio L. Lopez of Pomona, California. Instead of self-induced segregation, it promoted integration while maintaining Mexican ethnic ways. S. public schools and bilingual education, for example. ) Over the years, then, there was heated debate among Mexicans about how to address the sense of alienation that surfaces in the novel and that characterized much of the migrant population before and during the decades in which it is se Sources and literary context.

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