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Cotton strike; Mexicans in Chicago; Mexicans in the Depression; LULAC 
1933, Issue 7

In the 1920s nearly 500,000 Mexican immigrants came to the United States. They contributed their labor to the developing Southwest. Immigrants also worked in the Northwest and in Midwest states, including Illinois and Minnesota. In the late 1920s and early 1930s millions were put out of work by the Depression. Mexican laborers suddenly found themselves in competition with Anglos in fields and cities. In Colorado, Wyoming and Montana restrictions were put on out-of-state labor. California in 1931 prohibited the employment of aliens on all public works. A massive effort aimed at repatriating Mexicans was supported at federal, state and local levels. Despite these efforts, Mexicans were still a primary source of agricultural labor. The were involved in many agricultural strikes, Although there were some successes, as in the 1933 California Cotton Strike, most were broken by violence.

Topics in this issue:
  • Mexicans in the Depression
  • LULAC fights discrimination
  • Repatriation campaigns
  • Dr. George Sanchez, reformer
  • Mexicans in Chicago
  • Mexican women organize
  • Mexican muralists

La Cronica

Issue 7