RESOURCE:

Bracero History Archive-Spanish Version

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Primary Source, Interactives & Media, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/12/2009

This website provides online access to this collection of oral histories, photos, documents, and objects related to bracero history. Students can browse the archive, use social bookmarking tools to share resources, add their own notes and make a poster using items from the archive, and contribute to the archive by adding their own stories about the bracero program.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is part of a consortium of museums, universities, and cultural institutions documenting and preserving the history of the bracero program, a little-known chapter of American history in which an estimated two million Mexican men came to the United States between 1942-1964 on short-term labor contracts. The Bracero History Project has recorded more than 600 oral histories and has collected many objects. 


Related Artifact

related artifact Short Handled Hoe

The short-handled hoe brings back memories of back-breaking labor for generations of Mexican and ...

Related book

Esperanza Rising

A little girl experiences the hardship of immigrating to a new country where she no longer has th...

Read More