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Partisan Loyalty and Union Competition: Macroeconomic Adjustment and Industrial Restructuring in Mexico

M. Victoria Murillo

in The Politics of Labor in a Global Age: Continuity and Change in Late-Industrializing and Post-Socialist Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241149
eISBN:
9780191598920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241147.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

After the Debt Crisis of 1982, the PRI implemented policies of stabilization and structural reforms although it had previously advanced protectionism and state intervention during the post‐war ... More


The “Colonia Complex” Revisited: Racial Hierarchies and Border Spaces in the Citrus Belt, 1917–1926

Matt Garcia

in A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.7
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As citrus communities flourished and services increased, labor shortages became prevalent immediately at the end of World War I. With a diverse labor pool that included Native Americans, Asians, and ... More


Revolution, Labor Unions, and Land Reform in Baja California

Verónica Castillo-Muñoz

in Other California: Land, Identity, and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291638
eISBN:
9780520966727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291638.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the formation of labor organizations of Mexican and Asian workers, and their influence on both the labor movement and the movement for land reform. Following the decade of ... More


The Layered Communities of Mexican Cotton Textile Workers

in Revolution within the Revolution: Cotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758062
eISBN:
9780804779647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Cotton textile workers lived in textile communities, mill towns, factory housing, and working-class neighborhoods that facilitated an easy communication among them. This chapter describes the layered ... More


“Mexicans Are Good Workers”

Frans J. Schryer

in They Never Come Back: A Story of Undocumented Workers from Mexico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453144
eISBN:
9780801455124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453144.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter looks at the observations of ethnographic studies that undocumented workers from Mexico are highly regarded. Indeed, Mexican undocumented workers have an advantage over migrant workers ... More


New Deal, New Empire: Neocolonial Divisions of Labor, Sugar Consumers, and the Limits of Reform

April Merleaux

in Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the debates over the political status of the island territories which took place through the New Deal sugar programs. Despite President Franklin D. Roosevelt's protest, ... More


Betabeleros and the Western Nebraska Sugar Industry: An Early-Twentieth-Century History

Tisa M. Anders

in Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037665
eISBN:
9780252094927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037665.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses the newly founded and (soon to be) prosperous city of Scottsbluff in Western Nebraska as the chosen site for the first sugar factory in that region in 1910. Within a decade of ... More


Mexican Entrepreneurship: A Comparison of Self-Employment in Mexico and the United States

Robert W. Fairlie and Christopher Woodruff (eds)

in Mexican Immigration to the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226066325
eISBN:
9780226066684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066684.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter explores several possible explanations of the lower rates of self-employment among Mexican immigrants in the United States. One possibility is that self-employment propensities of ... More


Emma Tenayuca, Religious Elites, and the 1938 Pecan-Shellers’ Strike

Arlene Sánchez-Walsh

in The Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039997
eISBN:
9780252098178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039997.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter situates Mexican workers at the center of a contest for religious and social control over their lives. Only by working outside dominant religious institutions, as Emma Tenayuca did, were ... More


Seeing No Evil: The H2A Guest-Worker Program and State-Mediated Labor Exploitation in Rural North Carolina

Sandy Smith-Nonini

in Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037665
eISBN:
9780252094927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037665.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Labor relations are a paramount consideration in crop agriculture, a labor-intensive industry that is dependent on land. The U.S. government has long regulated the supply of foreign farm labor on ... More


Trotsky in Mexico: Artists United, Artists Divided, 1930–1940

Stephanie J. Smith

in The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635682
eISBN:
9781469635699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635682.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter Three focuses on the ongoing debates between Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, including their central disagreements over Leon Trotsky and his significance to global revolution, to ... More


To Get to the Other Side: The Hispanic Project and the Rise of the Nuevo South

Angela Stuesse

in Scratching Out a Living: "Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287204
eISBN:
9780520962392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287204.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter centers on the B.C. Rogers Poultry recruitment of migrants as poultry workers amid claims that there are no jobs available in Mississippi due to technological innovations in the poultry ... More


“I Feel Sorry for Them”

Frans J. Schryer

in They Never Come Back: A Story of Undocumented Workers from Mexico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453144
eISBN:
9780801455124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453144.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter argues that the dysfunctional American immigration policy is largely responsible for the emotional trauma, tragedies, and family separations experienced by migrant workers and their ... More


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