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The Resource Decade of betrayal : Mexican repatriation in the 1930s, Francisco E. Balderrama, Raymond Rodríguez

Decade of betrayal : Mexican repatriation in the 1930s, Francisco E. Balderrama, Raymond Rodríguez

Label
Decade of betrayal : Mexican repatriation in the 1930s
Title
Decade of betrayal
Title remainder
Mexican repatriation in the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
Francisco E. Balderrama, Raymond Rodríguez
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the Depression engulfed the United States in the early 1930s, fear and anxiety spread that Mexicans were taking jobs and welfare benefits away from "real" Americans. Massive efforts were launched to get rid of the Mexicans--eventually more than a million were shipped back to Mexico. This book appraises the impact of the forced relocation on both sides of the border. Mexicans and their children were repatriated indiscriminately because it was assumed they were a costly burden to taxpayers. However, as the authors painstakingly document, few socio-economic benefits were received by Mexicans at the time. Nonetheless, the anti-Mexican hysteria extracted a horrific toll. In Mexico, the return of migrants and their American-born children sorely strained the social and agrarian reforms initiated by President Lázaro Cárdenas and his predecessors. Prior to this study, scholars had never addressed that aspect of repatriation. By combining extensive archival research with oral history testimony, the authors have created a narrative that blends individual recollections with scholarly interpretation.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973/.046872
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
B35 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Decade of betrayal : Mexican repatriation in the 1930s, Francisco E. Balderrama, Raymond Rodríguez
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-273) and index
Contents
Immigration : al Norte -- The family : la vida -- Deportation : adiós, Migra -- Welfare : el condado -- Repatriation : el regreso -- Revolutionary Mexico : para los Mexicanos -- Colonization : pan y tierra -- Adjustment : agringados
Control code
31900479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 283 p.
Isbn
9780826316288
Lccn
94048682
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Decade of betrayal : Mexican repatriation in the 1930s, Francisco E. Balderrama, Raymond Rodríguez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-273) and index
Contents
Immigration : al Norte -- The family : la vida -- Deportation : adiós, Migra -- Welfare : el condado -- Repatriation : el regreso -- Revolutionary Mexico : para los Mexicanos -- Colonization : pan y tierra -- Adjustment : agringados
Control code
31900479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 283 p.
Isbn
9780826316288
Lccn
94048682
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996.
Other physical details
ill.

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