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Author García, Alberto, 1983- author.

Title Abandoning their beloved land : the politics of bracero migration in Mexico / Alberto García
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 243 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- "The urgent need to regulate departures" : the federal-level administration of the Bracero Program -- "According to the jurisdiction's necessities" : the state-level administration of the Bracero Program -- "Longstanding political and religious differences" : political-religious conflicts and bracero migration in the Greater Bajío -- "Lack of work and lands to sow" : the agrarian reform and bracero migration in the Greater Bajío -- A "mockery of responsibility" : the municipal-level administration of the Bracero Program -- Conclusion
Summary "Abandoning Their Beloved Land offers an essential new history of the Bracero Program, a bilateral initiative that allowed Mexican men to work in the United States as seasonal contract farmworkers from 1942 to 1964. Using national and local archives in Mexico, historian Alberto García uncovers previously unexamined political factors that shaped the direction of the program, including how officials administered the bracero selection process and what motivated campesinos from central states to migrate. Notably, García's book reveals how and why the federal government's delegation of Bracero Program-related responsibilities, the powerful influence of conservative Catholic opposition groups in central Mexico, and the failures of the revolutionary agrarian reform all profoundly influenced the program's administration and individual decisions to migrate as braceros"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 19, 2023)
Subject Seasonal Farm Laborers Program.
SUBJECT Seasonal Farm Laborers Program. fast (OCoLC)fst00785521
Subject Agricultural laborers -- Political aspects -- Mexico -- 20th century
Agricultural laborers -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY / Latin America / General
Agricultural laborers.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2022024993
ISBN 0520390245