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Documenting the Bracero Program

Immigration and the use of migrant laborers in the United States is a complicated story with a long history. In a recent article in The Public Historian (Vol. 38, No. 2, 23–41) Mireya Loza discussed the complexities of documenting and distinguishing undocumented workers from approved guest workers. These interpretive difficulties became evident in the creation of and public response to an exhibition at the National Museum of American History that opened in September 2009.