|| Altman takes an in-depth look at the economic factors that created and support the migrant labor market in the U.S. Focusing on the labor demands of an evolving nation, opening chapters provide a chronological overview that travels from the period before the 1849 California gold rush to the founding of the United Migrant Farm Workers of America and the activities of Cesar Chavez. Black-and-white photographs break up dense blocks of text and give face to people in the movement. For report writers and interested readers, Altman includes chapter source notes and a short list of books for further reading. The documentation and the breadth of the story will make the book a solid addition to both media center and public library collections.