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The Resource They came to toil : newspaper representations of Mexicans and immigrants in the Great Depression, Melita M. Garza

They came to toil : newspaper representations of Mexicans and immigrants in the Great Depression, Melita M. Garza

Label
They came to toil : newspaper representations of Mexicans and immigrants in the Great Depression
Title
They came to toil
Title remainder
newspaper representations of Mexicans and immigrants in the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Melita M. Garza
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As the Great Depression gripped the United States in the early 1930s, the Hoover administration sought to preserve jobs for Anglo-Americans by targeting Mexicans, including long-time residents and even US citizens, for deportation. Mexicans comprised more than 46 percent of all people deported between 1930 and 1939, despite being only 1 percent of the US population. In all, about half a million people of Mexican descent were deported to Mexico, a "homeland" many of them had never seen, or returned to voluntarily in fear of deportation. They Came to Toil investigates how the news reporting of this episode in immigration history created frames for representing Mexicans and immigrants that persist to the present. Melita M. Garza sets the story in San Antonio, a city central to the formation of Mexican American identity, and contrasts how the city's three daily newspapers covered the forced deportations of Mexicans. She shows that the Spanish-language La Prensa not surprisingly provided the fullest and most sympathetic coverage of immigration issues, while the locally owned San Antonio Express and the Hearst chain-owned San Antonio Light varied between supporting Mexican labor and demonizing it. Garza analyzes how these media narratives, particularly in the English-language press, contributed to the racial "othering" of Mexicans and Mexican Americans. Adding an important new chapter to the history of the Long Civil Rights Movement, They Came to Toil brings needed historical context to immigration issues that dominate today's headlines"--Provided by publisher
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Garza, Melita M.,
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Mexicans
  • Mass media and immigrants
  • Race relations and the press
  • United States
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Depressions
  • Great Depression, 1929-1939
Label
They came to toil : newspaper representations of Mexicans and immigrants in the Great Depression, Melita M. Garza
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) 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
Contents
Introduction. The crisis : they came to toil ... but they could not stay -- 1929 : to pave a way through hostile and barren lands -- 1930 : a thousand times better off with Mexican labor -- 1931 : the tragedy of the repatriated -- 1932/1933 : a new deal for American pioneers -- Conclusion and epilogue
Control code
972640191
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781477314067
Lccn
2017005518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972640191
Label
They came to toil : newspaper representations of Mexicans and immigrants in the Great Depression, Melita M. Garza
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) 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
Contents
Introduction. The crisis : they came to toil ... but they could not stay -- 1929 : to pave a way through hostile and barren lands -- 1930 : a thousand times better off with Mexican labor -- 1931 : the tragedy of the repatriated -- 1932/1933 : a new deal for American pioneers -- Conclusion and epilogue
Control code
972640191
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781477314067
Lccn
2017005518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972640191

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