From South Texas to the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century - The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History (Hardback)John Weber (author)
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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.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28 mm
[An] innovative and much-needed examination of south Texas norms. . . . Essential reading for anyone interested in the study of work and workers in the United States, guest worker programs, Chicano history, immigrant and Mexican American rights, and the study of Mexican American culture in the borderlands."--Journal of American History
Unquestionably deserves a wide readership. . . . Weber's analysis [is] useful and perhaps indispensable.--Texas Books in Review
Texas finally finds its Victor Hugo and John Steinbeck--in the halls of the academy.--Texas Monthly
Contributes to understanding the histories of labor and racial relations in Texas, the Mexican American world, and the US.--Choice
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
An approachable and chronologically ambitious book about the exploitation of Mexican labor in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present.--Southwestern Historical Quarterly
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