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Working in the Shadows

Working in the Shadows

Author: Gabriel Thompson

Year Published: 2011

Description: To write Working in the Shadows, investigative reporter Gabriel Thompson spent one year working — undercover — in a variety of low-wage, manual labor jobs across America.  He picked lettuce, worked the graveyard shift at a poultry plant and risked city streets as a bicycle delivery person, among other jobs.  In chronicling his experiences, he exposed an often unseen and largely ignored side of the American economy, one of undocumented immigrants, dangerous conditions and physically taxing work, the fruits of which are enjoyed by most Americans with little regard for the workers behind them.

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