Beyond Migrant workers: Mexican Communities & Complexities in The United States 1986-2016
Lori A. Flores, Stony Brook University
CUNY Graduate Center, January 18, 2017
Lori Flores, History Professor at Stony Brook University, contextualizes Mexican immigration and identity and examines how shifting borders complicate Mexican American identities. Flores covers the tumultuous relationship between Mexican immigrants and the United States Government from World War 1 into the present describing how during economic booms immigrants were welcomed and then quickly turned away during economic declines. Flores analyzes how the varied names associated with Mexican American immigrants illuminate the deep-rooted history of Mexicans in this country. This talk took place on January 18, 2017, as part of Reading Area Community College’s Conexiones Project in partnership with ASHP.
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