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From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

John Weber

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the early years of the twentieth century, newcomer farmers and migrant Mexicans forged a new world in South Texas. In just a decade, this vast region, previously considered too isolated and ... More


Making of a “World-Class City”: The State and Transnational Migrant Labor

Christine B. N. Chin

in Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890910
eISBN:
9780199345489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890910.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter Two discusses Kuala Lumpur’s origin as a 19th century colonial trading settlement and its late 20th century ascendance as a world city on the global arena. In the effort to address key ... More


Untied

Evan P. Bennett

in When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813060149
eISBN:
9780813050591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060149.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that changes in tobacco marketing practices drove technological changes in the fields, especially the adoption of bulk curing barns and mechanical harvesters, that further ... More


Policing the Rural

Louise A. Jackson, Neil Davidson, Linda Fleming, David M. Smale, and Richard Sparks

in Police and Community in Twentieth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474446631
eISBN:
9781474491358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446631.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter focuses on the role of the ‘village constable’ in the Highland and Islands of Scotland. It identifies an approach to policing that was mostly diffusive and conciliatory in terms of the ... More


A Toda Madre (ATM): Migrant Dreams and Nightmares in El Norte

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/9781469641034.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter five traces the experience of Paco Chavez’s friend Rogelio Martínez Serna— and that of his male peers—across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and attempts to achieve his hopes and dreams for an ... More


The low-pay, no-pay cycle: its pattern and people's commitment to work

Tracy Shildrick, Robert MacDonald, Colin Webster, and Kayleigh Garthwaite

in Poverty and insecurity: Life in low-pay, no-pay Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847429117
eISBN:
9781447307907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429117.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter (and the two which follow) offer a description and analysis of the low-pay, no-pay cycle from the point of view of those caught up in it. Firstly, the chapter examines and describes the ... More


Blood In, Blood Out: The Emergence of California Prison Gangs in the 1960s

Heather Mccarty

in Caging Borders and Carceral States: Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651231
eISBN:
9781469651262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651231.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter offers a study of changing social relations within the prison system during the transition from 60s-era activism to gang formation in the beginning decades of mass incarceration. Between ... More


“No Surrender”: Migration, the Garvey Movement, and Community Building in Cuba

Frances Peace Sullivan

in Global Garveyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056210
eISBN:
9780813058030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056210.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

British West Indian migrants spread Garveyism across the circum-Caribbean in the late 1910s and early 1920s. Indeed, the organization was particularly important for those women and men who found ... More


Searching for Social Justice

Brian K. Obach

in Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029094
eISBN:
9780262328302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Social justice concerns have been tied to the organic cause at least since its embrace by the 1960s counterculture, but how social justice is perceived and pursued is complicated and contradictory. ... More


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