9780393007312

Worker in the Cane: A Puerto Rican Life History

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393007312

  • ISBN10:

    0393007316

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1974-11-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

Worker in the Cane is both a profound social document and a moving spiritual testimony. Don Taso portrays his harsh childhood, his courtship and early marriage, his grim struggle to provide for his family. He tells of his radical political beliefs and union activity during the Depression and describes his hardships when he was blacklisted because of his outspoken convictions. Embittered by his continuing poverty and by a serious illness, he undergoes a dramatic cure and becomes converted to a Protestant revivalist sect. In the concluding chapters the author interprets Don Taso's experience in the light of the changing patterns of life in rural Puerto Rico.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface to the Norton Library Edition ix
Introduction
1(11)
The Local Setting
12(15)
Taso's Written Autobiographical Statements
27(8)
Childhood and Adolescence
35(64)
Manhood: the early years (1927--39)
99(78)
Manhood: the later years (1940--49)
177(33)
The Conversion
210(43)
History within History
253(18)
Epilogue
271(8)
List of Characters 279(2)
Glossary 281

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