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This is a sort of diplomatic overture from the Mexican government to the US government. Perez's department has been made aware of several abuses of Mexican workers in the United States and is in a hurry to correct them. Perez promises to make…

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This article from El Pueblo, a Mexican publication, shows that the community in Mexico was well aware of the sort of abuses Mexicans faced when traveling north into America. The United States was not subtle in how it took advantage of Mexican migrant…

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In this letter to the Assistant Secretary of Labor, Hoover says that Mexican labor is greatly needed in America and that restrictions that handicap the entrance of laborers into the country should be lifted.

This letter summarizes the then-current…

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 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…

Mexican Maniac.jpg
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…

Turning Hose.jpg
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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