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They Came to Toil Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression

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ISBN-10: 1477314059

ISBN-13: 9781477314050

Edition: 2018

Authors: Melita M. Garza

List price: $36.95
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As the Great Depression gripped the United States in the early 1930s, the Hoover administration sought to preserve jobs for Anglo-Americans by targeting Mexicans, including long-time residents and even US citizens, for deportation. Mexicans comprised more than 46 percent of all people deported between 1930 and 1939, despite being only 1 percent of the US population. In all, about half a million people of Mexican descent were deported to Mexico, a "homeland" many of them had never seen, or returned voluntarily in fear of deportation. They Came to Toil investigates how the news reporting of this episode in immigration history created frames for representing Mexicans and immigrants that…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 2/14/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.122

A media historian and journalist, Melita M. Garza is a Pulitzer Prize nominee who has received awards from the Chicago Headline Club and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. A former staff writer for Bloomberg news, the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, and Los Angeles Times, she is currently an assistant professor of journalism at Texas Christian University's Bob Schieffer College of Communication.