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The Bracero Program and the Nationalization of South Texas Labor Relations

John Weber

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that the Bracero Program, begun as an international agreement between the US and Mexico to fill agricultural labor shortages during World War II, served as a way for agricultural ... More


Making the Local National

S. Deborah Kang

in The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199757435
eISBN:
9780190655259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757435.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 recounts how one local immigration official, Grover C. Wilmoth, El Paso district director of the INS, played a pivotal role in defining and advancing the enforcement priorities of the INS ... More


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


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

Verónica Castillo-Muñoz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291638
eISBN:
9780520966727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291638.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book documents the story of working-class communities and how they constituted the racially and ethnically diverse landscape of Baja California. Packed with new and transformative stories, the ... More


Fiesta and Famine

Peter A. Kopp

in Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520277472
eISBN:
9780520965058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277472.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

With the repeal of Prohibition and the reemergence of a domestic beer market, Willamette Valley farmers once again caught “hop fever.” Acreage expanded to its peak level in history by 1936. This ... More


The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin

Marc Simon Rodriguez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834640
eISBN:
9781469603254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877661_rodriguez
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Each spring during the 1960s and 1970s, a quarter million farm workers left Texas to travel across the nation, from the Midwest to California, to harvest America's agricultural products. During this ... More


Northfork Mono Women’s Agricultural Work, “Productive Coexistence,” and Social Well-Being in the San Joaquin Valley, California, circa 1850–1950

Heather A. Howard

in Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037153
eISBN:
9780252094262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037153.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines Native women's agency in the transformation of economic life in Central California over the century that followed the establishment of American jurisdiction in 1848. It focuses ... More


Footloose Labouring on the Urban Fringe

Jan Breman

in On Pauperism in Present and Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199464814
eISBN:
9780199086481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464814.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter tells the story of landless migrants hanging around on the fringe of the urban economy in Ahmedabad but pushed back again when their employment in the construction industry tapers off ... More


Introduction: The Mexican Borderlands

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/9780520291638.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the interplay of land reform and migratory labor in the making of borderlands between the years of 1850 and 1954, focusing ... More


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