By Frank P. Barajas
César E. Chávez got here to Oxnard, California, in 1958, two decades after he lived in short within the urban as a toddler together with his migrant farmworker kin in the course of the nice melancholy. This time Chávez back because the organizer of the neighborhood carrier association to aid the unionization crusade of the United Packinghouse employees of the US. jointly the 2 teams challenged the rural industry’s use of braceros (imported agreement workers) who displaced resident farmworkers.
The Mexican and Mexican American populations in Oxnard have been interested by cultural struggles and negotiations lengthy ahead of Chávez led them in marches and lively protests. Curious Unions explores the ways that the Mexican neighborhood cast exciting partnerships with different ethnic teams inside of Oxnard within the first half the 20 th century and the ensuing financial exchanges, cultural practices, and hard work and group activism. Frank P. Barajas examines how the Oxnard ethnic Mexican inhabitants exercised its employer in alliance with different teams and agencies to satisfy their wishes earlier than large-scale protests and hard work unions have been engaged. Curious Unions charts how the cultural negotiations that came about within the Oxnard ethnic Mexican group contributed to shaping and empower farm hard work organizing.
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Curious Unions: Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961 (Race and Ethnicity in the American West) by Frank P. Barajas