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Claiming rights and righting wrongs in Texas : Mexican workers and job politics during World War II

Author: Emilio Zamora; Juan Gómez-Quiñones
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2009.
Series: Rio Grande/Río Bravo, no. 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the experiences of Mexican workers on the American home front during World War II as they moved from rural to urban areas and sought better-paying jobs in industries. This title investigates  Read more...

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Zamora, Emilio.
Claiming rights and righting wrongs in Texas.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008024039
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emilio Zamora; Juan Gómez-Quiñones
ISBN: 9781603443340 1603443347
OCLC Number: 715188632
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 318 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Wartime recovery and denied opportunities --
Elevating the Mexican cause to a hemispheric level --
The fight for Mexican rights in Texas --
The FEPC and Mexican workers in Texas --
The slippery slope of equal opportunity in the refineries of the Upper Texas Gulf Coast --
Negotiating Mexican workers' rights at Corpus Christi.
Series Title: Rio Grande/Río Bravo, no. 15.
Responsibility: Emilio Zamora ; foreword by Juan Gómez Quiñones.

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