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Interview with Clyde Silva

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Title:Interview with Clyde Silva
Contributors:Yamada, Holly (interviewer)
Silva, Clyde (interviewee)
Plantation Life
Working Conditions
Date Issued:1996
Series:The Closing of Sugar Plantations: Interviews with Families of Hamakua and Kau, Hawaii
Description:A displaced sugar worker tells of his family and Pahala plantation childhood. Topic discussed include his Hawaiian Agricultural Company jobs, layoff, employment as a restaurant waiter and assistant housekeeper, return to Kau Agribusiness in the garage and warehouse, and company closure. He also speaks about his reemployment in macadamia nut production, on support for the displaced workers, the Huliau O Kau organization, and the effects of the closure on the community.
crop control worker, radio dispatcher, waiter, assistant housekeeper, purchaser, macadamia nut production worker; Portuguese; male
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:1 hr, 20 min
21 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Pahala, Hawaii
Appears in Collections: The Closing of Sugar Plantations: Interviews with Families of Hamakua and Ka‘u, Hawai‘i

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