Matthew J. Garcia is Professor of Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies & History at Dartmouth College. He is the author of A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900–1970 (2002), From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement (2014), and a co-editor of Food Across Borders (2017). He can be found on Twitter @mattjgarcia68.
Books by Matt Garcia
Interviews with Matt Garcia
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
by William Cronon
Nature’s Perfect Food
by E. Melanie Dupuis
Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America
by Mark Padoongpatt
Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont
by Teresa M. Mares
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America
by Marcia Chatelain
Matt Garcia, Professor of Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies & History at Dartmouth College, discusses the production of primary foods in the United States and globally—a field that has often been ignored by historians and by society. He recommends five books to learn more about food studies, with particular attention to agricultural workers, often among the most marginalized and least protected members of the US labor force.