Recorded or Rendered Work - Performance

Tienda

Moya Reinaldo, Caitlin Vincent

Reinaldo Moya, Composer | Published : 2019

Abstract

Between 1929 and 1936, nearly two million men and women of Mexican heritage were deported from the United States and repatriated to Mexico. Prompted by the economic downturn of the Great Depression and wide-spread anti-Mexican sentiment, national repatriation efforts took the form of mass raids, government coercion, and harassment, in which anyone who looked Mexican could be targeted by immigration agents and relief workers. One of the most infamous raids occurred at La Placita Park in Los Angeles in February 1931, when immigration agents ambushed nearly four hundred Mexican men and women. While Los Angeles and Detroit were focal points of the deportation frenzy, the small Mexican colo..

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