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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

Gamboa, Erasmo (author.).

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  • OCLC: ocn965135025
  • ISBN: 9780295998312
  • ISBN: 0295998318
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustrations
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  • Published: Seattle :University of Washington Press,[2016]
  • Publisher: Seattle : 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: Mexico -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- History -- 20th century
Railroads -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Mexican American
Railroads -- United States -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Manpower -- United States
Railroads -- United States -- Employees -- History -- 20th century
Foreign workers, Mexican -- United States -- History -- 20th century

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