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

Author/Creator:
Weber, John, 1978- author
Publication:
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xii, 320 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series:
David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history
Immigration law & policy in the U.S
The David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history
HeinOnline immigration law & policy in the U.S
Distribution:
[Getzville, New York] : William S. Hein and Company, [2020]
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Subjects:
Foreign workers, Mexican -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican American agricultural laborers -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Unfair labor practices -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Mexico -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
"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 immigration restrictions, toppling older political arrangements, and periodically immobilizing the workforce, growers created a system of labor controls unique in its levels of exploitation. Ethnic Mexican residents of South Texas fought back by organizing and by leaving, migrating to destinations around the United States where employers eagerly hired them--and continued to exploit them. In From South Texas to the Nation, John Weber reinterprets the United States' record on human and labor rights. This important book illuminates the way in which South Texas pioneered the low-wage, insecure, migration-dependent labor system on which so many industries continue to depend"--Jacket
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index
Description based on PDF title page, viewed July 4, 2020
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