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The Resource All they will call you : the telling of the plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, Tim Z. Hernandez

All they will call you : the telling of the plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, Tim Z. Hernandez

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All they will call you : the telling of the plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon
Title
All they will call you
Title remainder
the telling of the plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon
Statement of responsibility
Tim Z. Hernandez
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
All They Will Call You is the harrowing account of the worst airplane disaster in California's history, which claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers, including twenty-eight Mexican citizens-farmworkers who were being deported by the U.S. government. Outraged that media reports omitted only the names of the Mexican passengers, American folk icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went on to become one of the most important protest songs of the twentieth century, Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee). It was an attempt to restore the dignity of the anonymous lives whose unidentified remains were buried in an unmarked mass grave in California's Central Valley. For nearly seven decades, the song's message would be carried on by the greatest artists of our time, including Pete Seeger, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez, yet the question posed in Guthrie's lyrics, Who are these friends all scattered like dry leaves? would remain unanswered-until now. Combining years of painstaking investigative research and masterful storytelling, award-winning author Tim Z. Hernandez weaves a captivating narrative from testimony, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, reconstructing the incident and the lives behind the legendary song. This singularly original account pushes narrative boundaries, while challenging perceptions of what it means to be an immigrant in America, but more importantly, it renders intimate portraits of the individual souls who, despite social status, race, or nationality, shared a common fate one frigid morning in January 1948
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Hernandez, Tim Z
Dewey number
331.5/44 09794
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD1527.C2
LC item number
H47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Camino del sol, a Latina and Latino literary series
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  • Mexicans
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Deportees
  • Aircraft accidents
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
All they will call you : the telling of the plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, Tim Z. Hernandez
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Publication
Copyright
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780816537372
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1002119030
  • (OCoLC)1002119030
Label
All they will call you : the telling of the plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, Tim Z. Hernandez
Publication
Copyright
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780816537372
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1002119030
  • (OCoLC)1002119030

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