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With Strong Arms And Callused Hands: A Study Of Mexican Racial Identity In The Bracero Program From 1942-1964, Maricela Metraux Jan 2013

With Strong Arms And Callused Hands: A Study Of Mexican Racial Identity In The Bracero Program From 1942-1964, Maricela Metraux

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This Independent Study examines the racial images that existed in Mexican contract labor from 1942-1964, or the bracero program. Specifically, it focuses on perceptions of braceros from the Mexican government, agribusiness employers, American unions and Mexican civil rights groups, while lastly analyzing braceros' own self-perceived identity.