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Common Reading 2020-21: Listen. Learn. Act.

This theme for 2020-21 is dedicated to listening to and learning about Blackness and Black experience.

PCUN Archival Materials: Pinero and Campesino Barracks

PCUN archival material: barracks photo

After day of field work, men rest in crowded barracks on industrial farm near Woodburn, Oregon. Bunk beds are supplied with thin pieces of carpet.
© 1988 John Bauguess

Photos of PCUN activities from 1985, PCUN records, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, also found in the “Migrant Oregon” digital collection https://library.uoregon.edu/dc/latino_heritage/

Finding Related Works

You can use the library's online catalog to find books related to Under the Feet of JesusIn the search box on the library's home page, you can tailor your search in any of these ways:

For books by Viramontes, choose "Author" from the pull-down menu on the left of the search box, type "Helena María Viramontes" in the blank space, choose "UO + Summit" from the pull down menu on the right, and click "search."

For books by Mexican American Women, use the "Subject" option from the pull-down menu, type "Mexican American Women -- Fiction" in the blank space, and click "search."

For other books about Migrant Mexican American Farm Workers, use the "Subject" option from the pull-down menu and type Migrant Agricultural Workers -- United States -- Fiction." 

These are only some of the examples of ways you can use the catalog to search for further materials related to Viramontes' novel. 

Finding Secondary Works (Criticism, Biography, etc.)

You can also use the library's online catalog to find books about Under the Feet of Jesus  or similar works. 

In the search box on the library's home page, choose "Subject" from the pull-down menu on the left of the search box, type your search terms -- for example -- "Helena María Viramontes" --  in the blank space, choose "UO + Summit" from the pull down menu on the right, and click "search." 

LibrarySearch box showing Subject search in UO + Summit Libraries for Helena Maria Viramontes

You can also search for literary critical articles.  The best source for this is the MLA database (below):

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