November 2008 Indie Next List
“McSweeney's Voice of Witness Series is dedicated to 'illuminating human rights crises through oral history,' and this new installment is an enlightening look at the plight of two dozen of the many people living here without legal documentation. You will be inspired to get out there and do something!”
— Lisa Sharp, Nightbird Books, Fayetteville, AR
Underground America tells the stories of men and women who have come to the United States seeking a better life for their families, only to be subjected to dehumanizing working conditions. Supporting myriad industries, these workers form an essential part of our economy -- often by working the least desirable jobs without the most basic legal protections. Underground America allows this largely ignored part of our country to finally share its experiences.