Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Mexican Consuls and Labor Organizing Imperial Politics in the American Southwest cover
  • ISBN: 9780292728240
  • ISBN10: 0292728247

Mexican Consuls and Labor Organizing Imperial Politics in the American Southwest

by Gilbert G. Gonzalez

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1999
used Add to Cart $3.42
You save: 89%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $30.36
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description
Chicano history, from the early decades of the twentieth century up to the present, cannot be explained without reference to the determined interventions of the Mexican government, asserts Gilbert G. Gonzalez. In this pathfinding study, he offers convincing evidence that Mexico aimed at nothing less than developing a loyal and politically dependent emigrant community among Mexican Americans, which would serve and replicate Mexico's political and economic subordination to the United States.

Gonzalez centers his study around four major agricultural workers' strikes in Depression-era California. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, he documents how Mexican consuls worked with U.S. growers to break the strikes, undermining militants within union ranks and, in one case, successfully setting up a grower-approved union. Moreover, Gonzalez demonstrates that the Mexican government's intervention in the Chicano community did not end after the New Deal; rather, it continued as the Bracero Program of the 1940s and 1950s, as a patron of Chicano civil rights causes in the 1960s and 1970s, and as a prominent voice in the debates over NAFTA in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
One Planet Books

Location: Columbia, MO
Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
$3.42
SurplusTextSeller

Location: Columbia, MO
Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
$4.50
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.50
Hawking Books

Location: Upland, CA
Very Good
0292728247 Very Good Condition. Tight and Neat. Five star seller-Buy with confidence!
$8.42
Mahler Books

Location: Pflugerville, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
0292728247. This book is in very good condition; no remainder marks. It does
[...]
$11.75
Voyager Books

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV
Like New
Shipping Icon
NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ALMOST NO WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.
$11.81
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$11.92
HPB-Ruby

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$13.48
Firecreek Books

Location: Germantown, TN
Good
$25.48
Chamblin Bookmine

Location: Jacksonville, FL
Very Good
Shipping Icon
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
$28.12
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$29.06