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Central Wisconsin Labor Camp | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Central Wisconsin Labor Camp

Central Wisconsin Labor Camp | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A central Wisconsin labor camp consisting of a row of wooden framed building with asphalt siding which housed migrant laborers. At the center, three children are standing in front of a building beside a black car looking into the camera. Farther down the road on the left is a shack and a worker standing by a car across from it.<p>In 1946, more than 4,000 farmworkers from Texas migrated to Wisconsin to cultivate and harvest vegetable and fruit crops. In 1961,85 percent of about 18,000 migrant workers, including 5,000 children under age 16, were recruited from Texas to work in Wisconsin.<p>In 1942-1964, more than 4 million Mexican workers entered the U.S. for temporary employment under the Bracero Program which was an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico. The agreement was created in response to a lobby from growers in western states who anticipated labor shortages during World War II and the Korean War.<p>Campo laboral en el centro de Wisconsin<p>Un campo laboral en el centro de Wisconsin, consiste de una hilera de cuartos hechos con marcos de madera y un paradero de asfalto donde vivían trabajadores emigrantes. Al centro, están tres niños parados enfrente de un edificio al lado de un carro negro y mirando hacia la cámara. Más allá del camino a la izquierda hay una choza y un trabajador parado al otro lado de un carro.<p>En 1946, más de 4,000 trabajadores agrícolas emigraron desde Texas hacia Wisconsin para cultivar y cosechar vegetales y fruta. En 1961, 85 por ciento de aproximadamente 18,000 trabajadores emigrantes, incluyendo 5,000 niños menores de 16 años, fueron reclutados en Texas para trabajar en Wisconsin. <p></p>Entre 1942-1964, más de 4 millones de trabajadores mexicanos entraron a los Estados Unidos para trabajar temporalmente bajo el programa de Braceros, el cual era un acuerdo entre los Estados Unidos y México. El acuerdo fue creado a causa de presión de parte de productores de los estados del oeste del país que anticipaban una escasez de trabajadores durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la guerra en Corea.</p>
DESCRIPTION
A central Wisconsin labor camp consisting of a row of wooden framed building with asphalt siding which housed migrant laborers. At the center, three children are standing in front of a building beside a black car looking into the camera. Farther down the road on the left is a shack and a worker standing by a car across from it.

In 1946, more than 4,000 farmworkers from Texas migrated to Wisconsin to cultivate and harvest vegetable and fruit crops. In 1961,85 percent of about 18,000 migrant workers, including 5,000 children under age 16, were recruited from Texas to work in Wisconsin.

In 1942-1964, more than 4 million Mexican workers entered the U.S. for temporary employment under the Bracero Program which was an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico. The agreement was created in response to a lobby from growers in western states who anticipated labor shortages during World War II and the Korean War.

Campo laboral en el centro de Wisconsin

Un campo laboral en el centro de Wisconsin, consiste de una hilera de cuartos hechos con marcos de madera y un paradero de asfalto donde vivían trabajadores emigrantes. Al centro, están tres niños parados enfrente de un edificio al lado de un carro negro y mirando hacia la cámara. Más allá del camino a la izquierda hay una choza y un trabajador parado al otro lado de un carro.

En 1946, más de 4,000 trabajadores agrícolas emigraron desde Texas hacia Wisconsin para cultivar y cosechar vegetales y fruta. En 1961, 85 por ciento de aproximadamente 18,000 trabajadores emigrantes, incluyendo 5,000 niños menores de 16 años, fueron reclutados en Texas para trabajar en Wisconsin.

Entre 1942-1964, más de 4 millones de trabajadores mexicanos entraron a los Estados Unidos para trabajar temporalmente bajo el programa de Braceros, el cual era un acuerdo entre los Estados Unidos y México. El acuerdo fue creado a causa de presión de parte de productores de los estados del oeste del país que anticipaban una escasez de trabajadores durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la guerra en Corea.

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:91132
Creation Date: 1967
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:
County:
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1114000036
Original Dimensions:4626 X 2454 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information about Wisconsin Migrant Labor from: Salas, Jesus and Giffey, David. "Lucha por la justicia: Movimiento de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin = Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin." David Giffey, Photos by. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Labor History Society; 1998. 15 p., and the Wisconsin Labor History website.
SUBJECTS
Agriculture
Trees
Clothing and dress
Cabins
Dwellings
Rural areas
Children
Hispanic Americans
Immigrants
Outdoor photography
Poor children
Camps
Automobile parking
Automobiles
Roads
Trucks
Agricultural laborers

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