Abrazando El Espíritu

Abrazando El Espíritu

Bracero Families Confront the US-Mexico Border

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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 revealed to show how Mexican immigrants and their families were not passive victims but instead found ways to embrace the spirit (abrazando el espíritu) of making and implementing difficult decisions concerning their family situations--creating new forms of affection, gender roles, and economic survival strategies with long-term consequences."--Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780520282667
0520282663
9780520282674
0520282671
9780520958654
Branch Call Number: 305.8687 ROSAS
Characteristics: xx, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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