By Dana Frank
"[Bananeras] is an important accounting of the struggles nonetheless being waged."—Margaret Randall, writer of while i glance Into the reflect and notice You: ladies, Terror, and Resistance
Women banana employees have geared up themselves and won expanding regulate over their unions, their places of work, and their lives. hugely obtainable and narrative common, Bananeras recounts the heritage and progress of this important circulate and exhibits how Latin American girl staff are shaping and extensively reimagining the chances of foreign hard work solidarity.
Dana Frank is a professor of historical past on the collage of California, Santa Cruz, and the writer of the award-winning purchase American: The Untold tale of monetary Nationalism.
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Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America by Dana Frank