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hisp assignment 4 - Josh Navarro Hisp 200 Section 0103...

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Josh Navarro Hisp 200 Section: 0103 2/13/10 Milagro Beanfield War Response After reading The Milagro Beanfield War, it as become evident that as the big business takes over, the little guy gets taken advantage of and stepped on. This is shown through Joe Mondragon the small time farmer from Milagro. Though Joe never maintained long-term work he did what he had to do to make a quick buck, and his work covered many fields. While Joe was able to perform these little tasks for money all his land and the land of Milagro was owned by Ladd Devine Company who let people like Joe work the land, but virtually have no control over it. Ladd owned most of the town and kept people like Joe, the little guy, down. This is shown when Nichols writes, “much of Milagro’s Indian Creek water had been reallocated to big-time farmers down in the southeast potion of the state or in Texas, leaving folks like Joe Mondragon high and much too dry.” (Nichols, pg. 28). Not only was the natural resources needed for the
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  • Spring '10
  • staff
  • English-language films, Milagro, The Milagro Beanfield War, Milagro Beanfield War, Devine Company, Joe Mondragon

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