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

Author: Ana Elizabeth Rosas
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : University of California Press, [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 exchange for remittances sent back to Mexico. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, Ana Elizabeth Rosas uncovers a previously hidden history of transnational family life. Intimate and personal experiences are  Read more...
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Rosas, Ana Elizabeth, 1978-
Abrazando el espíritu
(DLC) 2014010258
(OCoLC)875055930
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ana Elizabeth Rosas
ISBN: 9780520958654 0520958659 1322071357 9781322071350
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 890480324
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 252 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. 1. Emergencies. Bracero recruitment in the Mexican countryside, 1942-1947 ; The Bracero Program as a permanent state of emergency ; Special immigration and the management of the Mexican family, 1949-1959 --
pt. 2. Love and longing. Government censorship of family communication, 1942-1964 ; In painful silence: the untold emotional work of long-distance romantic relationships and marriages, 1957-1964 ; Hidden from history: photo stories of love --
pt. 3. Decisive measures. Awake houses and mujeres intermediarias (intermediary women), 1958-1964 ; Ejemplar y sín igual (exemplary and without equal): the loss of childhood, 1942-1964 ; Decididas y atrevidas (determined and daring): in search of answers, 1947-1964 --
The generative potential of thinking and acting historically.
Series Title: American crossroads, 40.
Responsibility: Ana Elizabeth Rosas.

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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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"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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