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Mexican labor & World War II : braceros in the Pacific Northwest, 1942-1947

Author: Erasmo Gamboa
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2000.
Series: Columbia Northwest classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the bracero program during World War II. It describes the labor history of Mexican and Chicano workers in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. It analyses the ways in which Braceros were active  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erasmo Gamboa
ISBN: 029597849X 9780295978499
OCLC Number: 42009426
Description: xx, 178 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Agribusiness and Mexican migration --
World War II and the farm labor crisis --
The Bracero worker --
Huelgas : Bracero strikes --
Bracero social life --
From Braceros to Chicano farm migrant workers.
Series Title: Columbia Northwest classics.
Other Titles: Mexican labor and World War II
Responsibility: Erasmo Gamboa ; with a foreword by Kevin Allen Leonard and a new preface by the author.

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Gamboa claims that the experiences of Mexican contract laborers in the Pacific Northwest were unique. These braceros encountered more discriminatory wage systems, working conditions that `truly Read more...

 
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