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My thesis project is a novel of historical fiction centered on a Mexican family in the Saginaw River Valley, in Michigan, during the year 1918 near the beginning of the sugar beet boom. In the novel, the family, the Acevedos, own and operate their own farm amid the increasing use of migrant farm labor in the state. The Acevedos and the betaboleros they employ must navigate life’s vicissitudes as experienced through the lenses race and class differences to the community of rural Michigan, as well as gender and family dynamics, throughout the course of the story.
Arts and Humanities
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Buchanan, Timothy James, "A Land to Call Their Own" (2018). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3223.
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