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The Resource Undocumented lives : the untold story of Mexican migration, Ana Raquel Minian

Undocumented lives : the untold story of Mexican migration, Ana Raquel Minian

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Undocumented lives : the untold story of Mexican migration
Title
Undocumented lives
Title remainder
the untold story of Mexican migration
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Ana Raquel Minian
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Untold story of Mexican migration
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eng
Summary
In the 1970s the Mexican government acted to alleviate rural unemployment by supporting the migration of able-bodied men. Millions crossed into the United States to find work that would help them survive as well as sustain their families in Mexico. They took low-level positions that few Americans wanted and sent money back to communities that depended on their support. But as U.S. authorities pursued more aggressive anti-immigrant measures, migrants found themselves caught between the economic interests of competing governments. The fruits of their labor were needed in both places, and yet neither country made them feel welcome. Ana Raquel Minian explores this unique chapter in the history of Mexican migration. Undocumented Lives draws on private letters, songs, and oral testimony to recreate the experience of circular migration, which reshaped communities in the United States and Mexico. While migrants could earn for themselves and their families in the U.S., they needed to return to Mexico to reconnect with their homes periodically. Despite crossing the border many times, they managed to belong to communities on both sides of it. Ironically, the U.S. immigration crackdown of the mid-1980s disrupted these flows, forcing many migrants to remain north of the border permanently for fear of not being able to return to work. For them, the United States became known as the jaula de oro--the cage of gold. Undocumented Lives tells the story of Mexicans who have been used and abused by the broader economic and political policies of Mexico and the United States.--
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10667035
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1983-
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Minian, Ana Raquel
Dewey number
973/.046872
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Economic history
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Mexican Americans
  • Social conditions
  • Mexico
  • United States
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the untold story of Mexican migration
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Undocumented lives : the untold story of Mexican migration, Ana Raquel Minian
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1002826245
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780674737037
Lccn
2017039421
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)1002826245
Label
Undocumented lives : the untold story of Mexican migration, Ana Raquel Minian
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1002826245
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780674737037
Lccn
2017039421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002826245

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