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SPAN 1A (Suarez): Books

A research guide on topics related to the film "The Fight in the Fields".

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Call Numbers

The LPC Library, like most academic libraries, uses the Library of Congress classification system (LC). 

Books on the history of the United States have a call # starting with a E and within the E's books about Mexican Americans have call numbers of E 184 M5

You might also see other call numbers depending on the subject area.  For example, books on the el Teatro Campesino founder Luis Valdez will be in the literature/drama section (PN) or immigration (JV). 

Books in the LPC Library

The following list provides a sampling of what is available in the LPC Library. 

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Sample Search Terms:

  • Chavez, Cesar
  • United Farm Workers
  • Agricultural laborers, Mexican--California
  • Migrant agricultural laborers--California
  • Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers
  • Alien labor, Mexican--United States
  • Illegal aliens--United States--Biography

Selected Titles

Titles and Call Numbers

  • Barefoot heart : stories of a migrant child  E184.M5 H365 1999
  • Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail  E184.M5 M388 2001
  • The price of poverty : money, work, and culture in the Mexican-American barrio  F869.S394 D64 2003
  • With these hands: The hidden world of migrant farmworkers today  HD1525 .R67 2000
  • Conquering Goliath : Cesar Chavez at the beginning  HD6515.A292 C59 1989
  • Communities without borders : images and voices from the world of migration  HD8081 .M6 B333 2006
  • Labor rights are civil rights : Mexican American workers in twentieth-century America  HD8081.M6 V36 2005
  • Under the fifth sun: Latino literature from California  PS571 .C2 U545 2002
  • After Aztlan: Latino poets of the nineties  PS591 .H58 A69 1992
  • At work: The art of California labor  N8219 .L2 A85 2003
  • Photographing farmworkers in California  HD1527 .C2 S844 2004

Subject Guide

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