“When This Breaks Down, It’s Black Gold”: Race and Gender in Agricultural Health and Safety

@article{Barnes2017WhenTB,
  title={“When This Breaks Down, It’s Black Gold”: Race and Gender in Agricultural Health and Safety},
  author={Kathrine L Barnes and Casper G Bendixsen},
  journal={Journal of Agromedicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={22},
  pages={56 - 65}
}
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