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The 1933 National Recovery Act gave workers the right to organize and bargain collectively, but it excluded agricultural labor, which employed mostly Mexicans in the Southwest. The image was taken at strike headquarters in Corcoran, California, where…

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Like Linna E. Bresette's study, Dr. Bogardus's book is overall a fairly non-biased, sympathetic study of Mexican immigration to and labor in the United States. Bogardus discusses 'types' of Mexicans, community and camp life, family life and…

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This photograph shows a large night time gathering of Mexican-Americans in front of the Los Angeles City Hall to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Soldiers hold American and Mexican flags, interestingly enough. Guests are seated. The event appears…

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This photograph depicts four Mexican laborers in a celery field in Culver City in LA County. One of the workers is female, one pushes a small manual tractor, two are bending over harvesting the crop. This is a simple photograph but it is a good…

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This series of articles provides a glimpse of Mexican life in Los Angeles as well as Mexican-American relations: how the Mexican laborers are perceived by the press and by the public as well as how the laborers see the world they've adopted.

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This series of articles provides a glimpse of Mexican life in Los Angeles as well as Mexican-American relations: how the Mexican laborers are perceived by the press and by the public as well as how the laborers see the world they've adopted.

This…

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This is a highly informative report of a well-conducted survey of the Mexican presence in the United States in the late 1920s. Over a period of ten weeks, Bresette talked to church bishops, priests, missionaries, social workers, teachers, employers,…

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This is the autobiography of Sarah Bixby Smith, 1871-1935. Smith and her family moved to Los Angeles from San Jaun Bautista when she was six years old, and she gives a detailed account of her life in LA, where she attended public school before going…
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