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Mexican American Labor, 1790-1990 (Hardback)
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Mexican American Labor, 1790-1990 (Hardback)

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Hardback 462 Pages / Published: 01/11/1994
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Historians of labour in the United States have given scant attention to Mexican American workers and their trade union activity. This panoramic history summarises the origins of this work force and the social and economic changes the workers experienced as industrialisation and capitalism transformed employment in the nineteenth century. He focuses on the Southwest and California in particular in recounting worker efforts to organise trade unions over the past one hundred years. As the author traces the historic evolution of struggles to gain economic equity and ethnic and gender equality, he introduces the individual experiences of many courageous workers.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826315168
Number of pages: 462
Weight: 1255 g
Dimensions: 280 x 215 x 15 mm


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." . . [a] masterful overview of Mexican American labor . . . [it] is more than just a survey of activity in the workplace. . . . A major strength of the book is the in-depth survey ad analysis of almost every conceivable trade in which Mexican Americans have worked in twentieth-century urban America. . . . ["Mexican American Labor is] destined to become the main reference work on the subject. . . . In short, "Mexican American Labor is a tour de force by one of Chicano history's most knowledgeable scholars."
. . . Gmez-Quinones has produced his most important work ever . . . his superb narrative and documentation of the wide range of Mexican labor victories and defeats, this book makes an ideal companion volume to the earlier pioneering works on Mexican labor . . . Gmez-Quinones opts for realism and honesty over romanticism or apologetics, a particularly refreshing stance. . . . this is a big book. Get it.
"Mexican American Labor, 1790-1990" is a book to be reckoned with. . . . an attractive text of almost encyclopedic breadth and detail . . . it makes . . . significant contributions to the literature. . . . this expansive study, with its attention to detail and its treatment of hitherto overlooked elements of the Mexican labor experience in the United States, undoubtedly makes an important contribution to the literature.
. . . a masterful overview of Mexican American labor . . . it is more than just a survey of activity in the workplace. . . . A major strength of the book is the in-depth survey ad analysis of almost every conceivable trade in which Mexican Americans have worked in twentieth-century urban America. . . . "Mexican American Labor" is destined to become the main reference work on the subject. . . . In short, "Mexican American Labor" is a tour de force by one of Chicano historys most knowledgeable scholars.

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