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Abrazando el espiritu : Bracero families confront the US-Mexico border

Author: Ana Elizabeth Rosas
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2014 2014
Series: American crossroads, 40
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Structured to meet employers' needs for low-wage farm workers, the well-known Bracero Program recruited thousands of Mexicans to perform physical labor in the United States between 1942 and 1964 in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ana Elizabeth Rosas
ISBN: 9780520282667 0520282663 9780520958654 0520958659
OCLC Number: 922664714
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Emergencies 1. Bracero Recruitment in the Mexican Countryside, 1942--1947 2. The Bracero Program as a Permanent State of Emergency 3. Special Immigration and the Management of the Mexican Family, 1949--1959 Part Two: Love and Longing 4. Government Censorship of Family Communication, 1942--1964 5. In Painful Silence: The Untold Emotional Work of Long-Distance Romantic Relationships and Marriages, 1957--1964 6. Hidden from History: Photo Stories of Love Part Three: Decisive Measures 7. Awake Houses and Mujeres Intermediarias(Intermediary Women), 1958--1964 8. Ejemplar y sin Igual (Exemplary and without Equal): The Loss of Childhood, 1942--1964 9. Decididas y Atrevidas (Determined and Daring): In Search of Answers, 1947--1964 Epilogue: The Generative Potential of Thinking and Acting Historically Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: American crossroads, 40

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"This is not just another book on the bracero "guest worker" program ... Rosas fills a huge gap in the scholarship by focusing on the women and children of the families left behind ... [and] Read more...

 
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