Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico

Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico

by Deborah Cohen
     
 

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Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico

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A wonderful read, one that might be assigned to graduate students or undergraduates in a wide range of classes. Any course that deals with the history of race, ethnicity, labor, or gender, in the United States or Mexico, will benefit from reading Cohen's book.—American Historical Review

Braceros is a very rich, full text, and the author has certainly done her best to not leave out anything important.—H-Diplo Roundtable Review

Cohen mobilizes cultural insight, sociological precision, and historical understanding to create a definitive account of this extraordinarily important moment in the long, complicated, and rich U.S.-Mexican experience.—The Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians

Enlightening and thought provoking.—Journal of American History

These narratives are interesting and important to understand. . . . [Cohen] has found such a rich group of ethnographic to help her tell them.— Journal of Historical Geography

Cohen's ability to illustrate the complexity of the transnational space that came to comprise the bracero program renders her work a must read for scholars interested in the history of transnational im/migration. . . . An excellent example of transnational historiography.—H-Borderlands

This is an important contribution to the history of relations between Mexico and the U.S. Recommended. Graduate students and above.—Choice

The most important book in a generation to appraise these critical and formative years of Mexico-U.S. migration.—Arkansas Historical Society

Cohen brings [braceros's] actions to the forefront by allowing them to tell their stories in their own words, capturing the workers' struggles and souls as they navigated the demands of the program. . . . The book encourages readers to consider migrants' views of how their actions shaped immigration policies at the national and transnational level.—Western Historical Quarterly

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ISBN-13:
9781469609744
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Edition description:
1
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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