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Rapid change in the land and labor system in rural Mexico during the 1890s destroyed the ancestral homes of the peasantry, forcing them either onto privately owned haciendas or into the migratory labor stream. The anarchy, inflation, and fear for personal safety that resulted from the Mexican Revolution of the 1910 provided a further impetus to migratory patterns that otherwise might not have emerged, considering the people's strong ties to their ancestral land.

During the same era, capitalist modernization in the United States was creating a strong demand for low-paid, unskilled labor, especially for agricultural and railroad work. Mexico's newly created class of migrant workers rushed across the border to fill this demand, setting in motion a social, economic, and political phenomenon that Lawrence Cardoso analyzed here in detail. What set this study apart, however, is the author's focus on the ' Human element," as revealed through the Mexican workers' hopes, fears, and reactions to events of their time.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Mexican Emigration to the United States 1897–1931: Socio-Economic Patterns
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  1. Mexican Emigration to the United States 1897–1931: Socio-Economic Patterns
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Figures
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Mexican Emigration to the United States 1897–1931: Socio-Economic Patterns
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  1. 1. Porfirian Mexico: The Background of Massive Emigration
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  1. 2. Emigration, 1897 to 1910: The Establishment of Patterns
  2. pp. 18-37
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  1. 3. Revolution and War, 1910 to 1921
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  1. 4. Labor Emigration to the Southwest, 1910 to 1920: Mexican Attitudes
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  1. 5. Floodtide of the 1920s
  2. pp. 71-95
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  1. 6. Mexican Policies and Attitudes in the 1920s: New Urgency
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  1. 7. American Policy and Attitudes, 1918 to 1930
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  1. 8. The Great Depression: Emigration Halts and Repatriation Begins
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  1. Notes
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  1. Bibliographic Essay
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  1. Index
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  1. Mexican Emigration to the United States 1897–1931: Socio-Economic Patterns
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816540297
Related ISBN
9780816506781
MARC Record
OCLC
1143754699
Launched on MUSE
2020-03-11
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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