California Bracero Program in 1958

Photographing the California Bracero Program In 1958, the California bracero program sponsored by the U.S. government imported temporary contract laborers from Mexico under an agreement created during World War II. The California Bracero Program brought prosperity to growers and poverty to … Continue reading

About Estuary Press Publishing

 Publishing for Social Justice, Peace, and a Healthy Planet Estuary Press began in 1986 with the publication of Critical Focus, the Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards by Paul Richards, Ph.D.  During the following 25 years, Estuary Press archived … Continue reading

Industrial Agriculture Shapes the Land

Land: A Blank Medium for Profits for Industrial Agriculture   Industrial agriculture’s first step is consolidation of the land into big farms. Then big machinery shapes the land so that large scale industrial agriculture can operate profitably. They call it … Continue reading