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  • Book review: Quilts: California Bound, California Made 1840-1940

    Book review: Quilts: California Bound, California Made 1840-1940

    Sandi Fox pairs full-page color images of quilts with historical narrative, excerpts from diaries, period photos and illustrations to shed light on the lives of early Californians.

  • Field Day

    In some Western states, including Colorado, prison inmates are taking the place of immigrant farmworkers.

  • Throwing off the yoke

    Where the Ox Does Not Plow: A Mexican American Ballad is Manuel Peña’s memoir of his childhood as an immigrant farmworker.

  • One Nation, Under Fire

    The Sonoran Desert homeland of the Tohono O’odham Nation has become a nerve-wracking police state, caught in the crossfire between drug and immigrant smugglers and the U.S. Border Patrol.

  • A silent victim of illegal immigration is our public lands

    The writer says we fail to count the costs of illegal border crossers to our public lands

  • British writer tackles border politics

    British author Bella Pollen’s new novel, Midnight Cactus, looks at Arizona’s border issues through the eyes of an upper-class English newcomer who has left her executive husband and sought refuge in a ghost town.

  • The Immigrant's Trail

    This special issue of High Country News takes an on-the-ground look at the human landscape of illegal immigration in the West

  • Abandonment

    Small Mexican farming towns such as Francisco Villa in Sonora are emptied of their young men when the lack of good-paying local jobs sends them north of the border

  • Perseverance

    Illegal border crossers face a dangerous journey filled with heat, dust, flies and thirst, and always the danger of capture and deportation

  • Apprehension

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Officer John Schaefer is one of only two officers patrolling the 860,000 acres of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, a thoroughfare for illegal immigrants and armed drug smugglers

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