They Should Stay There by Fernando Saul Alanis Enciso audiobook

They Should Stay There: The Story of Mexican Migration and Repatriation during the Great Depression

By Fernando Saul Alanis Enciso
Translated by Russ Davidson
Read by Rudy Sanda

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665265294

  • ISBN: 9781665265287

  • ISBN: 9781665265300

Runtime: 10.40 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

While Mexicans were hopeful for economic reform following the Mexican revolution, by the 1930s, large numbers of Mexican nationals had already moved north and were living in the United States in one of the twentieth century's most massive movements of migratory workers. Fernando Saúl Alanís Enciso provides an illuminating backstory that demonstrates how fluid and controversial the immigration and labor situation between Mexico and the United States was in the twentieth century and continues to be in the twenty first.

When the Great Depression took hold, the United States stepped up its enforcement of immigration laws and forced more than 350,000 Mexicans, including their U.S.-born children, to return to their home country. While the Mexican government was fearful of the resulting economic implications, President Lázaro Cárdenas fostered the repatriation effort for mostly symbolic reasons relating to domestic politics. In clarifying the repatriation episode through the larger history of Mexican domestic and foreign policy, Alanís connects the dots between the aftermath of the Mexican revolution and the relentless political tumult surrounding today's borderlands immigration issues.

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Narrator Rudy Sanda handles the statistics, policy discussion, and research clearly, adding emphasis when needed. AudioFile

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Author Bio: Fernando Saul Alanis Enciso

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English