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Journal
2011 | 12 | 23-32
Article title

The Bracero Program

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Abstracts
EN
The Bracero Program is probably one of the most well-known temporary worker programs in the USA. Its idea developed when braceros were a kind of remedy for the lack of workers in the domestic market, till the time when they became a cheap and easy workforce. The program seemed to be useful and profitable for both Mexican and American partners. For many Mexicans it turned out to be an opportunity for a better life in the United States. However, the living and working conditions of those who decided to work as braceros were far from satisfying. This article discusses the history of the Bracero Program, shows who wanted to become a bracero and who employed them. It also focuses on the social context of the program.
Journal
Year
Volume
12
Pages
23-32
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Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Rynek Glowny 34, 31-010 Krakow, Poland
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Publication order reference
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11PLAAAA103314
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bwmeta1.element.40c64294-15c4-36f8-8f1a-0d7977278df5
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