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The border : life on the line / text and photographs by Douglas Kent Hall.

By: Hall, Douglas Kent.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Abbeville Press, 1988Description: 249 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 0896596850; 9780896596856.Subject(s): Mexican-American Border Region | Hall, Douglas KentAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Border.DDC classification: 979 Also issued online.
Contents:
Frontiers -- The Alien -- The Priest -- The Agent -- Spirits -- Ranchers -- Smugglers -- Refugees -- Artists -- Teachers.
Summary: Dramatic photographs capture the people and places along the Mexican-American border, those living in wealth and poverty, in hope and in despair, and the Mexicans who attempt to cross the border and the patrol out to stop them.
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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F787 .H35 1988 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000553743

Also issued online.

Frontiers -- The Alien -- The Priest -- The Agent -- Spirits -- Ranchers -- Smugglers -- Refugees -- Artists -- Teachers.

Dramatic photographs capture the people and places along the Mexican-American border, those living in wealth and poverty, in hope and in despair, and the Mexicans who attempt to cross the border and the patrol out to stop them.

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Library Journal Review

This photographer's insightful personal view of the U.S.-Mexican border culture is a cross between Alan Weisman and Jay Dusard's La Frontera ( LJ 2/1/87) and Lester D. Langley's MexAmerica ( LJ 7/88). Hall's work covers the usual border subjects, but also accurately captures the complexity of the frontier through more unusual personalities such as a priest, a teacher, and an artist. The work is rife with numerous black-and-white and color photographs, many quite striking, but the layout is often crowded. More judicious use of pictures, combined with a a better focused narrative, would have enhanced this work. Recommended for public libraries without the above books. Roderic A. Camp, Central Coll., Pella, Ia. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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