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Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Lori A Flores


Known as “The Salad Bowl of the World,” California's Salinas Valley became an agricultural empire due to the toil of diverse farmworkers, including Latinos. A sweeping critical history of how Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants organized for their rights in the decades leading up to the seminal strikes led by Cesar Chavez, this important work also looks closely at how different groups of Mexicans—U.S. born, bracero, and undocumented—confronted and interacted with one another during this period. An incisive study of labor, migration, race, gender, citizenship, and class, this book offers c ... More

Keywords: immigration policy, California, Salinas Valley, Latinos, Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, Cesar Chavez, farmworker rights movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300196962
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300196962.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lori A Flores, author
State University of New York at Stony Brook