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The Resource The tracks north : the railroad bracero program of World War II, Barbara A. Driscoll

The tracks north : the railroad bracero program of World War II, Barbara A. Driscoll

Label
The tracks north : the railroad bracero program of World War II
Title
The tracks north
Title remainder
the railroad bracero program of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Barbara A. Driscoll
Title variation
Railroad bracero program of World War II
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As part of a bilateral commitment to focus on winning World War II, over 100,000 contracts were signed between 1943 and 1945 to recruit and transport Mexican workers to the United States for employment on the railroads. A little-known companion to the widely criticized agricultural bracero program, the railroad bracero program corresponded in its implementation more closely to the original intent of both governments than did its agricultural counterpart. In spite of pressure from the railroad industry to continue the program indefinitely, the U.S. government was adamant about terminating it on schedule and returning the workers to Mexico. The railroad bracero program still stands as the only historical example of a binational migration agreement between the two countries that was executed and concluded in the spirit of the original negotiations. The abuses commonly associated with the agricultural program were controlled in the railroad program by the organization of international committees wherein the Mexican government could, and did, force the U.S. government to be accountable for the plight of railroad braceros. The Tracks North is the only book-length study devoted to the railroad bracero program. Barbara Driscoll examines the program and its place in the long history of U.S.-Mexican relations. In so doing, she uses a wealth of materials seldom used by investigators of the bracero program, and also provides a clearer picture of the internal workings of the bracero program in Mexico than any other study produced to date.--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Driscoll de Alvarado, Barbara
Dewey number
331.6/272073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.R12
LC item number
U6244 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
CMAS border & migration studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Railroad construction workers
  • Railroads
  • United States
  • Mexico
Label
The tracks north : the railroad bracero program of World War II, Barbara A. Driscoll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) 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
  • 4.
  • World War II and U.S. -- Mexico Relations.
  • 5.
  • Prior Mexican Migration to the United States
  • pt. 2.
  • Creating the Program.
  • 6.
  • The Agricultural Program.
  • 7.
  • The Railroads' Campaign.
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • Negotiations
  • pt. 3.
  • Implementing the Program.
  • 9.
  • Operations in Mexico.
  • 10.
  • Operations in the United States.
  • 11.
  • Administration in the United States.
  • Background.
  • 12.
  • The Role of the Railroads.
  • 13.
  • Termination and Repatriation.
  • 14.
  • Corollaries
  • 1.
  • The U.S. Government and the Railroad Industry.
  • 2.
  • Mexican Labor on U.S. Railroads.
  • 3.
  • The Railroad Brotherhoods.
Control code
38061642
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 236 pages
Isbn
9780292715936
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97049865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The tracks north : the railroad bracero program of World War II, Barbara A. Driscoll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) 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
  • 4.
  • World War II and U.S. -- Mexico Relations.
  • 5.
  • Prior Mexican Migration to the United States
  • pt. 2.
  • Creating the Program.
  • 6.
  • The Agricultural Program.
  • 7.
  • The Railroads' Campaign.
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • Negotiations
  • pt. 3.
  • Implementing the Program.
  • 9.
  • Operations in Mexico.
  • 10.
  • Operations in the United States.
  • 11.
  • Administration in the United States.
  • Background.
  • 12.
  • The Role of the Railroads.
  • 13.
  • Termination and Repatriation.
  • 14.
  • Corollaries
  • 1.
  • The U.S. Government and the Railroad Industry.
  • 2.
  • Mexican Labor on U.S. Railroads.
  • 3.
  • The Railroad Brotherhoods.
Control code
38061642
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 236 pages
Isbn
9780292715936
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97049865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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