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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.

  • 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.

  • Field Day

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • No surprises, and no solutions, from raids aimed at illegal immigrants

    The writer derides the recent busts of illegal immigrants

  • The myth trafficker

    Keoki Skinner deals lemonade and information from his yellow fruit-stand van in the border communities of Douglas, Ariz., and Agua Prieta, Mexico

  • Underworld

    In a dark, narrow storm drain below the border town of Douglas, Ariz., eight illegal immigrants drowned in the summer of 1997

  • States crack down on illegal immigrants

    With Congress stalled on immigration reform, Western states such as Colorado are tackling the issue with tough new laws

  • Raul Grijalva relishes a good fight

    Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva loves fighting for old-fashioned liberal causes like immigration rights, the environment, unions and strong social programs

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