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The WPA and the (Short-Lived) Triumph of Nativism

Cybelle Fox

in Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152233
eISBN:
9781400842582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152233.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the subsequent battle over citizenship and legal status restrictions in the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and the local implementation of those restrictions. When the ... More


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

Deborah Cohen

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

At the beginning of World War II, the United States and Mexico launched the bracero program, a series of labor agreements that brought Mexican men to work temporarily in U.S. agricultural fields. ... More


Introduction

Edward Telles and Christina A. Sue

in Durable Ethnicity: Mexican Americans and the Ethnic Core

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221492
eISBN:
9780190061401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221492.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Mexican Americans are unique in the panoply of American ethnoracial groups in that they are the descendants of the largest and longest lasting immigration stream in U.S. history. Today, there are ... More


Introduction Women and the Radical Revolutionary Laboratory

Stephanie J. Smith

in Gender and the Mexican Revolution: Yucatan Women and the Realities of Patriarchy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832844
eISBN:
9781469605753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888650_smith.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in the book. It sets out the book's purpose, which is to consider issues of women and gender during the Mexican Revolution in ... More


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