Fed Up : The High Costs of Cheap Food

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Slongwhite, Dale Finley, 1951-;
Economos, Jeannie.

African American agricultural laborers--Florida--History.;
Agricultural laborers--Florida--History.;
African Americans--Florida--History.;
Food industry and trade--Florida--Employees.;
Food supply--Social aspects.

This book provides an intimate look at the lives of former African-American farmworkers who labored in central Florida's farms along the shores of Lake Apopka. The author familiarizes readers with the history of Lake Apopka and the social and environmental injustice centered on food production that has taken place there.;
This book provides an intimate look at the lives of former African-American farmworkers who labored in central Florida's farms along the shores of Lake Apopka. The author familiarizes readers with the history of Lake Apopka and the social and environmental injustice centered on food production that has taken place there.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.;
Background of Lake Apopka: deadly assault -- "Hard to believe unless you lived through it" : William Gladden -- "Too many funerals" : Linda Lee -- "Not enough cheekbones to hold your tears" : Geraldean Matthew -- "God made up for my lost children" : Earma Peterson -- "I might have been an actress" : Louise Hamilton -- "Learning the hard way" : Mary Ann Robinson -- "I wish they'd bring the farms back" : Betty Lou Woods -- "My daddy went blind in the fields": Robert Griffin -- "Education as the way out": mary Tinsley -- "I never will forget it" : Betty Dubose -- "Improving the lives of others" : Tirso Moreno -- The memorial quilts -- Epilogue: View from the south side.