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Bracero railroaders : the forgotten World War II story of Mexican workers in the U.S. West  Cover Image E-book E-book

Bracero railroaders : the forgotten World War II story of Mexican workers in the U.S. West / Erasmo Gamboa.

Gamboa, Erasmo, (author.).

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  • OCLC: ocn965135025
  • ISBN: 0295998318 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780295998312 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustrations
  • Published: Seattle :University of Washington Press,[2016]
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press, [2016]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-230) and index.
Contents: Cover; BRACERO RAILROADERS; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments ; List of Abbreviations ; Introduction ; 1. Labor and the Railroad Industry before World War II ; 2. The Great Depression, Deportations, and Recovery ; 3. We Will Need the Mexicans Back ; 4. Railroad Track Workers Needed.
Where Are the Domestic Laborers? 5. Bracero Railroaders, "Soldiers of Democracy"; 6. Contractual Promises to Keep ; 7. The Perils of Being a Bracero ; 8. The Deception Further Exposed ; 9. Split Families: Repercussions at Home and Away ; 10. Victory and Going Home.
11. Forgotten Railroad Soldiers Epilogue ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index ; Illustrations.
Subject: Foreign workers, Mexican > United States > History > 20th century.
Railroads > United States > Employees > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Manpower > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > War work > United States.
Railroads > United States > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Mexican American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Economic aspects > United States.
Railroads > West (U.S.) > History > 20th century.
United States > Emigration and immigration > Government policy > History > 20th century.
Mexico > Emigration and immigration > Government policy > History > 20th century.

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