The U.S.-Mexico Bracero Program

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The U.S.-Mexico Bracero Program

English | September 15th, 2020 | ISBN: 1319359647 | 144 Pages | EPUB | 5.84 MB

This document collection will introduce students to the U.S.-Mexico Bracero program and the experiences of those who labored within it. Students will engage with a wide range of primary sources, constructing an argument based on the central question: How did the nation’s first and largest guest worker program establish the context for the U.S. treatment Mexican labor migrants? Students are guided in their analyses of the documents by a learning objective, central question, historical background, source headnotes, source questions, project questions and suggestions for further research. Through their work with these sources, they will gain a deeper awareness of the diversity of the American experience, a more complete understanding of the present in an historically-based context, an enhanced ability to read, interpret, assess, and contextualize primary sources, and practice explaining historical change over time.


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