Coming to America: The History of Immigration to the United States: How Mexican Immigrants Made America Home, 1st Edition

  • Ash Imery-Garcia
  • Published By: Rosen Central
  • ISBN-10: 1508181349
  • ISBN-13: 9781508181347
  • DDC: 973
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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As the demographics of the United States shift, Mexican American issues and values are gaining traction. Written by someone whose family immigrated to the United States after leaving Mexico, this book explores the generations of Mexican immigrants and their American descendants who struggled for civil rights, whose lands have been colonized, and who have been the backbone of American industry and agriculture since the nineteenth century. This book exposes a fickle culture surrounding work relations in a country that treated Mexican Americans not only like disposable labor, but also like non-citizens or nonpersons, even with the Mexican government's complicity.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The First Mexican Americans.
2: The Mexican Revolution and the Great Depression.
3: WWII and the Braceros.
4: The Chicano Movement.
5: Nafta and the Criminalization of the Border.
6: The American Dream.
7: Fact Sheet: Mexican Americans.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.