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Braceros : migrant citizens and transnational subjects in the postwar United States and Mexico

Author: Deborah Cohen
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. In Braccros, historian Deborah Cohen asks why these temporary migrants provoked so much concern and anxiety in the United States and what the Mexican government expected to gain from participating in the program. These
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Cohen
ISBN: 9780807833599 0807833592 1469609746 9781469609744
OCLC Number: 607975611
Notes: "Published in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Description: 328 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Agriculture, state expectations, and the configuration of citizenship --
Narrating class and nation: agribusiness and the construction of grower narratives --
Manhood, the lure of migration, and contestations of the modern --
Rites of movement, technologies of power: making migrants modern from home to the border --
With hunched back and on bended knee: race, work, and the modern north of the border --
Strikes against solidarity: containing domestic farmworkers' agency --
Border of belonging, border of foreignness: patriarchy, the modern, and making transnational Mexicanness --
Tipping the negotiating hand: state-to-state struggle and the impact of migrant agency.
Responsibility: Deborah Cohen.
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