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Grounds for dreaming Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and the California farmworker movement

Title
Grounds for dreaming [electronic resource] : Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and the California farmworker movement / Lori A. Flores.
Author
Flores, Lori A.
Publication
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Electronic Resource

Details

Description
1 online resource (xiii, 288 pages) : illustrations, map.
Series Statement
[The Lamar series in Western history]
Uniform Title
  • Grounds for dreaming (Online)
  • Lamar series in western history.
Alternative Title
Grounds for dreaming (Online)
Subject
Genre/Form
Electronic books.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-274) and index.
Access (note)
  • Access restricted to authorized users.
Contents
The racial and labor landscapes of the Salinas Valley before World War II -- Racial meeting grounds and battlegrounds during wartime, 1941-1947 -- Bound in tension : Mexican Americans, braceros, and undocumented migrants, 1947-1960 -- The community service organization, 1953-1963 -- A town full of dead Mexicans : the Salinas Valley bracero tragedy of 1963 -- The farmworker movement in the post-bracero era -- A blossoming of red flags : the Salinas UFWOC strike of 1970 -- Conclusion : the farmworker justice movement, 1970 to the present.
LCCN
2015938235
Author
Flores, Lori A.
Title
Grounds for dreaming [electronic resource] : Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and the California farmworker movement / Lori A. Flores.
Imprint
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Series
[The Lamar series in Western history]
Lamar series in western history.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-274) and index.
Access
Access restricted to authorized users.
Summary
"Known as "The Salad Bowl of the World," California's Salinas Valley became an agricultural empire due to the toil of diverse farmworkers, including Latinos. A sweeping critical history of how Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants organized for their rights in the decades leading up to the seminal strikes led by Cesar Chavez, this important work also looks closely at how different groups of Mexicans--U.S. born, bracero, and undocumented--confronted and interacted with one another during this period. An incisive study of labor, migration, race, gender, citizenship, and class, Lori Flores's first book offers crucial insights for today's ever-growing U.S. Latino demographic, the farmworker rights movement, and future immigration policy."--Publisher's web site.
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