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America is in the Heart - Part 4, Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 39 Summary

Carlos goes to San Fernando where there is a large population of citrus fruit pickers. He goes to see the leader of the crew. The leader is out so he spends time talking to the wife. The wife recognizes Carlos from some of his published articles and poems. Carlos hears the crew leader's story; how he fought in World War I and then finds that he can't become a citizen or buy land. Carlos spends the rest of the time talking to the workers. They drive him to the bus station and he goes on to Bakersfield.

There are not many workers around in Bakersfield since the grape harvest is still several months off. He discovers the organization there with three Filipino contractors controlling nearly 3,000 Filipino workers. Carlos goes to see one of the contractors, whose name is Cabao. When he finishes his visit, he...

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