By Tim Z. Hernandez

ISBN-10: 0816534845

ISBN-13: 9780816534845

ISBN-10: 0816537372

ISBN-13: 9780816537372

All they'll name You is the harrowing account of “the worst aircraft 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 stories passed over simply the names of the Mexican passengers, American people icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went directly to turn into the most very important protest songs of the 20 th century, “Plane spoil at Los Gatos (Deportee).” It was once an try and restoration the consideration of the nameless lives whose unidentified continues to be have been buried in an unmarked mass grave in California’s principal 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 neighbors all scattered like dry leaves?” could stay unanswered—until now.

Combining years of painstaking investigative study and masterful storytelling, award-winning writer Tim Z. Hernandez weaves a charming narrative from testimony, historic files, and eyewitness money owed, reconstructing the incident and the lives in the back of the mythical tune. This singularly unique account pushes narrative limitations, whereas hard perceptions of what it skill to be an immigrant in the United States, yet extra importantly, it renders intimate pictures of the person souls who, regardless of social prestige, race, or nationality, shared a standard destiny one frigid morning in January 1948.

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