Because this is a book intertwined with many projects, I would like to thank
the people I have worked with on the different aspects of these projects: Jeff
Barz-Snell, Greg Bates, Hope Benne, Matt Buchanan, Heather Cahill, Carlos
Camelo, Claudia Chuber, Lucy Corchado, Michael Collins, Jim and Maggi
Dalton, Remedios Fajardo, Gray Fitzsimons, Ellen Gabin, Alan Hanscom,
Dan Kovalik, Garry Leech, Dan Malloy, Eric Martin, Lois Martin, Lisa Mat-
thews, Patrick McDermott, Caroline Nye, Lynn Nadeau, Donna Neff, Deb
Pacini, José Julio Pérez, Armando Pérez Araújo, Francisco Ramírez Cuellar,
Dave Ramsey, Francisco Ruiz, Ray Rogers, Richard Solly, Steve Striffler, Bill
Thomas, Rosario Ubiera-Minaya, Kat Wright, and Cecila Zarate. Special
thanks also to Louise Lamphere for sharing the transcripts of her inter-
views with Colombian textile workers in Central Falls; to the Interlibrary
Loan staff at Salem State College, whose patience with my endless requests
was inexhaustible; and to Barry Carr and David Watters for their useful
comments on the manuscript. The Academic Affairs Office and the Gradu-
ate School at Salem State College generously provided funding at several
crucial moments.
Nancy Schultz and Dane Morrison offered me the first opportunity to
explore the ideas that led, eventually, to this book when they encouraged me
to write a chapter on ‘‘Salem as a Global City’’ for their anthology Salem:
Place, Myth and Memory. The New England American Studies Association,
the Latin American Studies Association Labor History Group, the New
England Council of Latin American Studies, the Berkshire Conference on
the History of Women, and the Greater Boston Latino Studies Consortium
provided opportunities for me to present portions of this work as it pro-
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