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A Bracero Compares Expectations versus Reality of Life in the United States

José Francisco Delgado Soto traveled extensively around the United States as a bracero. He worked in Michigan, California, Washington, and Texas picking apples, cherries, corn, eggplants, lettuce, pears, pumpkins, and sugar beets. He describes what Mexicans hoped to find in the United States and contrasts that with the often difficult labor and loneliness of bracero life. This interview was translated from the original Spanish.


Source | Violeta Domínguez, "José Francisco Delgado Soto," in Bracero History Archive, Item #126, http://braceroarchive.org/items/show/126 (accessed 26 January 2010), translated by Tony Paulino.
Creator | Bracero History Archive
Interviewer | Violeta Dominguez
Interviewee | Jose Francisco Delgado Soto
Item Type | Oral History
Cite This document | Bracero History Archive, “A Bracero Compares Expectations versus Reality of Life in the United States,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed May 19, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1442.

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