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From South Texas to the nation : the exploitation of Mexican labor in the twentieth century

Author: John Weber
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early years of the twentieth century, newcomer farmers and migrant Mexicans forged a new world in South Texas. In just a decade, this vast region, previously considered too isolated and desolate for large-scale agriculture, became one of the United States' most lucrative farming regions and one of its worst places to work. By encouraging mass migration from Mexico, paying low wages, selectively enforcing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weber, John, 1978-
From South Texas to the nation.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2015006184
(OCoLC)905970057
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Weber
ISBN: 9781469625256 1469625253 9781469625249 1469625245 9781469625249
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 921988476
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Part I: Revolutions --
Part II: Securing the Revolution --
Part III: Challenging the Revolution --
Part IV: The Shadow of the Revolution.
Series Title: David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history.
Responsibility: John Weber.

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Reinterprets the United States' record on human and labour rights. This important book illuminates the way in which South Texas pioneered the low-wage, insecure, migration-dependent labor system on  Read more...
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To understand, from a historical perspective, why comprehensive immigration reform is a dishonest possibility, From South Texas to the Nation is a must read.--Western Historical Quarterly Contributes Read more...

 
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