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Managed migrations : growers, farmworkers, and border enforcement in the twentieth century

Author: Cristina Salinas
Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Historia USA.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Managed Migrations examines the concurrent development of a border agricultural industry and changing methods of border enforcement in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas during the past century.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina Salinas
ISBN: 9781477316146 1477316140 9781477316153 1477316159
OCLC Number: 1031042679
Awards: Commended for Ramirez Family Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book, Texas Institute of Letters 2019 (United States)
Description: xii, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
"Where uncle Sam meets Mexico" : narratives of frontier and progress in early twentieth-century South Texas --
The social space of agriculture --
The flexible border : mobility within restriction in US immigration laws and enforcement --
Exploitative villains or community leaders? Agricultural labor contractors, the state, and control over worker mobility --
El Paso/the passage : the 1948 El Paso incident and the politics of mobility --
The high price of immigration politics during the 1950s --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Historia USA.
Responsibility: Cristina Salinas.

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Managed Migrations examines the concurrent development of a border agricultural industry and changing methods of border enforcement in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas during the past century.

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"[Managed Migrations] provides textured, engaging coverage of border labor issues...an engaging addition to the literature on labor and immigration at the Texas-Mexico border." * Southwestern Read more...

 
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