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The Race to the Bottom: Making Wartime Temporary Worker Programs Permanent and Private

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the guestworker situation in the postwar period. While many immigrants were barred from both sides of the Atlantic in the aftermath of the war, guestworker programs persisted, ... More


A Riotous Success: Guestworkers, “Illegal Immigrants,” and the Promise of Managed Migration

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reveals the intimate and early relationship between illegal immigration and authorized guestworker programs, a relationship that continues to this day. Guestworker programs had persisted ... More


Regularize and Rationalize Farm Labor

Philip Martin

in Importing Poverty?: Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139174
eISBN:
9780300156003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139174.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on immigration and agriculture, assessing the proposal endorsed by worker advocates and farm employers—AgJOBS. It also outlines a strategy to regularize farmwork and rationalize ... More


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