Ginseng Roots #7
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The seventh issue of Craig Thompson's Ginseng Roots follows the story of a family of Hmong immigrants that may have been the first to farm ginseng in America. The Hmong story is traced from CIA's Secret War in Laos, through the ethnic cleansing campaign in their homeland, to America's reluctant acceptance of Hmong as refugees. As they struggled with assimilation and discrimination in rural America, Hmong immigrants became the primary labor force in Wisconsin's ginseng gardens. Also, the long-awaited harvest of the roots!