WOLA-Duke Book Award Reading

March 23, 2017 -
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Chad Broughton
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Duke University have named Chad Broughton's book, "Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities" (Oxford University Press, 2016) as the winner of the 2016 WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award. Broughton will be at Duke University on March 23, 2017 to accept the award."Boom, Bust, Exodus" traces the ripple effects of a single factory closing in Galesburg, Illinois, and its reopening in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, a border city in Mexico. Broughton uses a transnational and longitudinal approach to tell a human and humane story of the NAFTA era from the point of view of those most caught up in its dislocation - former industrial workers and their families in the Rust Belt; assemblers and activists in the borderland maquiladoras; and migrant laborers from the Mexican countryside.

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