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Vol. 2, No. 3/4: 1996

The Fish Factory: Work and Meaning for Black and White Fisherman of the American Menhaden Industry by Barbara J. Garrity-Blake (Review)

by Michael Luster

The University of Tennessee Press, 1994

Hard against the Atlantic and Gulf shores of the American continent swim vast schools of menhaden, a rarely eaten fish but one of great economic and social value to those who depend upon it for their livelihood. The fish are rich in oil used for cosmetics, vitamins, and fine lubricants; besides the oil, the fish are dried and used to fertilize plants and feed animals. It is the same fish that, according to legend, Squanto taught the Pilgrims to plant with their corn.

This article appears as an abstract above, the complete article can be accessed in Project Muse
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