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The Resource All the agents and saints : dispatches from the U.S. borderlands, Stephanie Elizondo Griest

All the agents and saints : dispatches from the U.S. borderlands, Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Label
All the agents and saints : dispatches from the U.S. borderlands
Title
All the agents and saints
Title remainder
dispatches from the U.S. borderlands
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After a decade of chasing stories around the globe, intrepid travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest followed the magnetic pull home--only to discover that her native South Texas had been radically transformed in her absence. Ravaged by drug wars and barricaded by an eighteen-foot steel wall, her ancestral land had become the nation's foremost crossing ground for undocumented workers, many of whom perished along the way. The frequency of these tragedies seemed like a terrible coincidence, before Elizondo Griest moved to the New York / Canada borderlands. Once she began to meet Mohawks from the Akwesasne Nation, however, she recognized striking parallels to life on the southern border. Having lost their land through devious treaties, their mother tongues at English-only schools, and their traditional occupations through capitalist ventures, Tejanos and Mohawks alike struggle under the legacy of colonialism. Toxic industries surround their neighborhoods while the U.S. Border Patrol militarizes them. Combating these forces are legions of artists and activists devoted to preserving their indigenous cultures. Complex belief systems, meanwhile, conjure miracles. In All the Agents and Saints, Elizondo Griest weaves seven years of stories into a meditation on the existential impact of international borderlines by illuminating the spaces in between and the people who live there
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elizondo Griest, Stephanie
Dewey number
972/.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F395.M5
LC item number
E45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Indians of North America
  • Mohawk Indians
  • Mexican-American Border Region
Label
All the agents and saints : dispatches from the U.S. borderlands, Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-289)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn960276760
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 289 pages
Isbn
9781469631592
Lccn
2016047328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960276760
Label
All the agents and saints : dispatches from the U.S. borderlands, Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-289)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn960276760
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 289 pages
Isbn
9781469631592
Lccn
2016047328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960276760

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