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The Resource Curious unions : Mexican American workers and resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961, Frank P. Barajas

Curious unions : Mexican American workers and resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961, Frank P. Barajas

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Curious unions : Mexican American workers and resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961
Title
Curious unions
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Mexican American workers and resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961
Statement of responsibility
Frank P. Barajas
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Language
eng
Summary
"César E. Chávez came to Oxnard, California, in 1958, twenty years after he lived briefly in the city as a child with his migrant farmworker family during the Great Depression. This time Chávez returned as the organizer of the Community Service Organization to support the unionization campaign of the United Packinghouse Workers of America. Together the two groups challenged the agricultural industry's use of braceros (imported contract laborers) who displaced resident farmworkers. The Mexican and Mexican American populations in Oxnard were involved in cultural struggles and negotiations long before Chávez led them in marches and active protests. Curious Unions explores the ways in which the Mexican community forged intriguing partnerships with other ethnic groups within Oxnard in the first half of the twentieth century and the resulting economic exchanges, cultural practices, and labor and community activism. Frank P. Barajas examines how the Oxnard ethnic Mexican population exercised its agency in alliance with other groups and organizations to meet their needs before large-scale protests and labor unions were engaged. Curious Unions charts how the cultural negotiations that took place in the Oxnard ethnic Mexican community helped shape and empower farm labor organizing."--Provided by publisher
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YDXCP
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Race and ethnicity in the American West
Curious unions : Mexican American workers and resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961, Frank P. Barajas
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Curious unions : Mexican American workers and resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961, Frank P. Barajas
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1d9nr8t
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- Early curious unions -- The (re)creation of community -- Segregated integration -- Bitter repression, sweet resistance, and cross-cultural unions -- The emerging Mexican (American) -- Creating César -- Conclusion -- Notes
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Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803244733
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote

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