Merchants of labor :; the Mexican bracero story : an account of the managed migration of Mexican farm workers in California 1942-1960. Ernesto Galarza.

Merchants of labor :; the Mexican bracero story : an account of the managed migration of Mexican farm workers in California 1942-1960

Santa Barbara, California: McNally and Loftin, 1964. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Paperback. White octavo; 284 pages, b&w illustrations ; 22 cm. Extremely mild rubbing to spine head and foot, few small creases to spine, extremely gentle rubbing to corners, very gentle rubbing to rear-top edge, extremely light sunning to front cover, very faint soiling to rear cover, else Very Good(+). Item #88907

Migrant agricultural laborers -- California. || Contents: pt. I. Backgrounds, 1880-1942 -- 1. Mexico -- folks with plenty of nothing -- 2. California, the uncommonwealth -- 3. Migration by drift -- 4. The pooling of labor -- 5. The manpower crisis of World War II -- pt. II. From drift to administered migration -- 6. The Braceros, 1942-1951 -- 7. Wetback obbligato, 1948-1954 -- pt. III. Administered migration -- 8. The Braceros, 1951-1960 -- 9. How the Braceros were used -- 10. Agribusiness comes of age -- pt. IV. The structure of control -- 11. Consultation, negotiation, and contracting -- 12. The creation of labor shortages -- 13. The prevailing wage -- fact and fiction -- 14. Administered wages -- 15. Domination -- jobs and procedures -- 16. The manipulation of Bracero pools -- pt. V. Adverse effects -- 17. The Braceros and their discontents -- 18. Defeat of the domestics -- 19. The failure of countervailance -- 20. The public image of Public Law 78 -- pt. VI. Perspective -- 21. Alternatives to the Bracero -- 22. Administered migration -- an estimate.

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