Aviva Chomsky dismantles twenty-one of the most widespread myths and beliefs about immigrants and immigration. "¡Nos Quitan el Trabajo!" challenges the underlying assumptions that fuel these misinformed claims about immigrants, radically altering our notions of citizenship, discrimination, and US history.
This collection of essays by the historian and activist Aviva Chomsky includes work on topics ranging from immigration, to labor history, to popular culture. Chomsky's incisive prose brings the perspective of a historian to bear on current events in a way that adds depth and nuance to topics that are of the utmost importance at this moment in world history. Unwanted People fits into Chomsky's larger project to debunk the mythical history of the United...
Boston's economy has become defined by a disconcerting trend, which has intensified throughout much of the United States since the 2008 recession. Economic growth now delivers remarkably few benefits to large sectors of the working class, a phenomenon that is particularly severe for immigrants, people of color, and women. Labor in 21st-Century Boston explores this nation-wide phenomenon of "unshared growth" by focusing on Boston, a city that is famously...