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In Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas, Emilio Zamora traces the experiences of Mexican workers on the American home front during World War II as they moved from rural to urban areas and sought better-paying jobs in rapidly expanding industries. Contending that discrimination undermined job opportunities, Zamora investigates the intervention by Mexico in the treatment of workers, the U.S. State Department's response, and Texas' emergence as a key site for negotiating the application of the Good Neighbor Policy. He examines the role of women workers, the evolving political struggle, the rise of the liberal-urban coalition, and the conservative tradition in Texas. Zamora also looks closely at civil and labor rights–related efforts, implemented by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Fair Employment Practice Committee.

Table of Contents

  1. cover
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  1. Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas
  2. pp. i-iii
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  1. copyright
  2. pp. iv-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Chapter 1: Introduction
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. Chapter 2: Wartime Recovery and Denied Opportunities
  2. pp. 23-62
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  1. Chapter 3: Elevating the Mexican Cause to a Hemispheric Level
  2. pp. 63-96
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  1. Chapter 4: The Fight for Mexican Rights in Texas
  2. pp. 97-124
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  1. Chapter 5: The FEPC and Mexican Workers in Texas
  2. pp. 125-157
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  1. Chapter 6: The Slippery Slope of Equal Opportunity inthe Refineries of the Upper Texas Gulf Coast
  2. pp. 158-180
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  1. Chapter 7: Negotiating Mexican Workers’ Rights at Corpus Christi
  2. pp. 181-203
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  1. Chapter 8: Conclusion
  2. pp. 204-222
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  1. Appendix 1: Demographic and Social Patterns among Mexicans in the United States, 1930–1945
  2. pp. 223-228
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  1. Appendix 2: Partial List of Mexican FEPC Complainants in Texas, 1943–1945
  2. pp. 229-240
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 241-294
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 295-310
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 311-318
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781603443340
Print ISBN
9781603440660
MARC Record
OCLC
715188632
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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