By Dana Frank
"[Bananeras] is an important accounting of the struggles nonetheless being waged."—Margaret Randall, writer of while i glance Into the replicate and notice You: girls, Terror, and Resistance
Women banana staff have prepared themselves and received expanding keep an eye on over their unions, their places of work, and their lives. hugely obtainable and narrative fashionable, Bananeras recounts the historical past and progress of this very important circulate and exhibits how Latin American girl employees are shaping and largely reimagining the chances of overseas exertions 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