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Citizens of Somewhere: Braceros, Tejanos, Dixiecrats, and Mexican Bureaucrats in the Arkansas Delta, 1939–1964

Julie M. Weise

in Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624969
eISBN:
9781469624983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624969.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Three discusses the more than 300,000 braceros —Mexican men on temporary labor contracts—who worked the Arkansas Delta’s cotton fields between 1948 and 1964. In some years, these braceros ... More


The Cold War and the Decline of the Revolutionary Generation

John H. Flores

in The Mexican Revolution in Chicago: Immigration Politics from the Early Twentieth Century to the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041808
eISBN:
9780252050473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041808.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the decline of the radical Mexican nationalist left. During the Cold War, the U.S. federal government launched Operation Wetback and police departments and the FBI coordinated ... More


Border of Belonging, Border of Foreignness: Patriarchy, the Modern, and Making Transnational Mexicanness

Deborah Cohen

in Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833599
eISBN:
9781469603391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899670_cohen.11
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter observes that men went to great lengths to claim their place in the Mexican nation, anchored in their newly acquired position as modern subjects. It notes that Braceros' encounters with ... More


Latinos Reject America’s Definition: 1965–1975

David E. Hayes-Bautista

in La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292529
eISBN:
9780520966024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292529.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The Chicano Generation, largely the grandchildren of refugees who fled the Mexican Revolution from 1910 to 1930, came of age in the 1960s and 1970s and rejected the nativist definition of Latinos by ... More


Contesta Pronto: Migration, Return Migration, and Paternal Authority

Miroslava Chávez-García

in Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469641034
eISBN:
9781469641058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641034.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 focuses on gender and family life in Mexico, centering on the shifting power relations in the patriarchal household. Using dozens of letters written by José Chávez Torres to his son Paco ... More


Abandonment Issues: Speaking to the State from the Andes and Amazonia, 1952–1968

Ben Nobbs-Thiessen

in Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656106
eISBN:
9781469656120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656106.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The chapter examines the intertwined movement of indigenous letters and bodies in the March to the East. In an array of letters Andeans demanded they take part in colonization in the 1950s and then ... More


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