Uprooted Children

The Early Life of Migrant Farm Workers

Uprooted Children is a study of migrant farm children in Florida and the eastern seaboard. It describes how black, white, and Mexican-American children of migrant families grow up in rural America under conditions of extreme hardship and how they come to terms with the world and themselves. In preparation for this book, Dr. Coles spent years among migrants, drawing his research through interviews and every day life.

168 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

February, 1970

isbn : 9780822984191

about the author

Robert Coles

Robert Coles is a child psychiatrist on the staff of Harvard University Health Services. He is a frequent contributor to such leading periodicals as The New Yorker, New Republic, Atlantic Monthly, and American Poetry Review. His Children of Crisis, series on children of poor families, won the Pulitzer Prize.

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