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A Bracero Describes Work in New Mexico

Braceros who worked close to the Mexican border were sometimes able to go back and forth to see family or enjoy the food and culture of their homeland. Carlos Sánchez Montoya describes such travel from New Mexico, as well as making tortillas for his fellow workers. He also recalls one time when a boss tried to cheat him out of the money he was owed. This interview was translated from the original Spanish.


Source | Laureano Martinez, "Carlos Sánchez Montoya," in Bracero History Archive, Item #38, http://braceroarchive.org/items/show/38 (accessed 26 January 2010) translated by Tony Paulino
Creator | Bracero History Archive
Interviewer | Laureano Martinez
Interviewee | Carlos Sanchez Montoya
Item Type | Oral History
Cite This document | Bracero History Archive, “A Bracero Describes Work in New Mexico,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 20, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1443.

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