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Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico

Deborah Cohen

Abstract

At the beginning of World War II, the United States and Mexico launched the bracero program, a series of labor agreements that brought Mexican men to work temporarily in U.S. agricultural fields. This book asks why these temporary migrants provoked so much concern and anxiety in the United States and what the Mexican government expected to gain in participating in the program. It reveals the fashioning of a U.S.–Mexican transnational world, a world created through the interactions, negotiations, and struggles of the program's principal protagonists including Mexican and U.S. state actors, labo ... More

Keywords: bracero program, Mexican men, bracero migrants, Mexican government, labor activists, growers, Mexican citizens

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833599
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899670_cohen

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Cohen, author