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Mexican Consuls and Labor Organizing

Imperial Politics in the American Southwest

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Mexican Consuls and Labor Organizing by Gilbert G Gonzalez
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In this title, the author offers evidence that Mexico aimed at nothing less than developing a loyal and politically dependent emigrant community among Mexican Americans, which would serve to replicate Mexico's political and economic subordination to the United States. Gonzalez centres his study around four major agricultural workers' strikes in Depression-era California. Drawing on a variety of sources, he documents how Mexican consuls worked with the US growers to break strikes, underminding militants within union ranks and in one case, successfully setting up a grower-approved union. In addition, Gonzalez seeks to demonstrate that the Mexican government's intervention in the Chicanon community did not end after a New Deal and that 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.

Author Biography

Gilbert G. Gonzalez is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Director of the Focused Research Program in Labor Studies at the University of California, Irvine.
Release date NZ
November 30th, 1998
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
17 halftones
Imprint
University of Texas Press
Pages
301
Dimensions
153x229x17
ISBN-13
9780292728240
Product ID
2970563

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