Claiming rights and righting wrongs in Texas : Mexican workers and job politics during World War II / Emilio Zamora ; foreword by Juan Gòmez Quiñones

Author(s): Zamora, Emilio
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Subjects: United States--Foreign relations--Mexico
Mexico--Foreign relations--United States
United States. Committee on Fair Employment Practice--History--20th century
League of United Latin American Citizens--History--20th century
Foreign workers, Mexican--Texas--History--20th century
World War, 1939-1945--Mexican Americans
Mexican Americans--Employment--Texas--History--20th century
Mexican Americans--Civil rights--Texas--History--20th century
Mexican Americans--Texas--Social conditions--20th century
Discrimination in employment--Texas--History--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2009
Series: Rio Grande/Río Bravo no. 15
Rio Grande/Río Bravo no. 15
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: xvi, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword / Juan Gomez-Quinones
Ch. 1. Introduction 1
Ch. 2. Wartime Recovery and Denied Opportunities 23
Ch. 3. Elevating the Mexican Cause toad Hemispheric Level 63
Ch. 4. The Fight for Mexican Rights in Texas 97
Ch. 5. The FEPC and Mexican Workers in Texas 125
Ch. 6. The Slippery Slope of Equal Opportunity in the Refineries of the Upper Texas Gulf Coast 158
Ch. 7. Negotiating Mexican Workers' Rights at Corpus Christi 181
Ch. 8. Conclusion 204
Appendix 1. Demographic and Social Patterns among Mexicans in the United States, 1930-1945 223
Appendix 2. Partial List of Mexican FEPC Complainants in Texas, 1943-1945 229
Notes 241
Bibliography 295
Index 311
Notes: LCCN: 2008024039
ISBN: 9781603440660 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1603440666 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781603440974 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1603440976 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-309) and index
Contents: Wartime recovery and denied opportunities -- Elevating the Mexican cause to a hemispheric level -- The fight for Mexican rights in Texas -- The FEPC and Mexican workers in Texas -- The slippery slope of equal opportunity in the refineries of the Upper Texas Gulf Coast -- Negotiating Mexican workers' rights at Corpus Christi
OCLC Number: 232636427
ISBN/ISSN: 9781603440660
1603440666
9781603440974
1603440976