The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas
ISBN10: 0890966788 ISBN13: 9780890966785 Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr Published: Aug 1 1995 Weight: 1.15lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
The twentieth century brought industrialization to Texas cities. For Mexican workers in the state, this meant worsening economic conditions, widespread discrimination, and an indifferent or at times hostile Anglo labor movement. Faced with such challenges, Mexicans often looked to each other or toward Mexico for support and inspiration in building a largely autonomous, occasionally trans-border labor movement. In this first book-length examination of the earliest organized efforts by Mexican-origin workers in Texas, Emilio Zamora challenges the usual, stereotypical depiction of Mexican workers as passive and hard to organize.