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dc.contributor.authorDonofrio, Nikki
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T19:12:46Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-04T15:40:50Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T19:12:46Z
dc.date.available2020-08-04T15:40:50Z
dc.date.issued2018-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/1376
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/1376
dc.description.abstractMy paper will discuss the events that led to the 1930s Mexican repatriation crisis as well as the social and cultural motivations of racism that allowed for both the local and national government to repatriate around 400,000 Mexicans during 1930-32. The most agreed upon number is 400,000 and that includes lawful U.S. residents, illegal aliens, and Mexican Americans who were U.S. citizens. While it has most often been cited as an outcome of the economic depression during the late 1920s and early 1930s, the specific brand of anti Mexican racism that flourished post 1924 Immigration Act cannot be ignored. By looking at specific case studies, such as the Los Angeles La Placita Raid and repatriation processes in cities like Detroit and Gary, Indiana, I was able to identify a frustration targeted against anyone Mexican, automatically labeled a non-citizen, disguised as economic anxiety. These events and the racism that motivated them cannot be ignored, especially in today’s mindset of ‘America First’.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::History and philosophy subjects::History subjects::Historyen_US
dc.subjectHonors Thesesen_US
dc.subjectRepatriationen_US
dc.subjectDeportationen_US
dc.subjectImmigrationen_US
dc.subjectGreat Depressionen_US
dc.subjectRacismen_US
dc.subjectAnti-Mexican racismen_US
dc.subject20th centuryen_US
dc.titleA Re-evaluation on racism: how a strong U.S. tradition of anti Mexican sentiment was responsible for the 1930s Mexican repatriation crisisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-08-04T15:40:50Z


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