All They Will Call You (Camino del Sol) by Tim Z. Hernandez

By Tim Z. Hernandez

All they're going to name You is the harrowing account of “the worst plane catastrophe in California’s history,” which claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers, together with twenty-eight Mexican citizens—farmworkers who have been being deported by way of the U.S. executive. Outraged that media experiences passed over in basic terms the names of the Mexican passengers, American people icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went directly to develop into probably the most vital protest songs of the 20th century, “Plane destroy at Los Gatos (Deportee).” It was once an try to repair the respect of the nameless lives whose unidentified is still have been buried in an unmarked mass grave in California’s imperative Valley. for almost seven a long time, the song’s message will be carried on by means of the best artists of our time, together with Pete Seeger, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez, but the query posed in Guthrie’s lyrics, “Who are those acquaintances all scattered like dry leaves?” could stay unanswered—until now.

Combining years of painstaking investigative examine and masterful storytelling, award-winning writer Tim Z. Hernandez weaves an enthralling narrative from testimony, old documents, and eyewitness bills, reconstructing the incident and the lives at the back of the mythical tune. This singularly unique account pushes narrative barriers, whereas tough perceptions of what it potential to be an immigrant in the USA, yet extra importantly, it renders intimate pics of the person souls who, regardless of social prestige, race, or nationality, shared a typical destiny one frigid morning in January 1948.

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