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Abrazando el Espíritu

Ana Elizabeth Rosas


Embracing the Spirit/Abrazando El Espíritu is an interdisciplinary investigation of the underestimated emotional, physical, and financial exploitation framing the U.S. and Mexican governments’ conceptualization and implementation of the binational mid-twentieth-century guest-worker program most commonly known as the Bracero Program in the United States and Mexico. The oral life histories, correspondence, photographs, songs of love, and writing of Mexican children, women, and men—bracero families recruited to participate and sustain this contract labor program—renders a history that reveals th ... More

Keywords: US-Mexico borderlands, immigration studies, gender studies, ethnic studies, oral life history, Mexican immigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520282667
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520282667.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ana Elizabeth Rosas, author
University of California, Irvine