Interviewee

Guadalupe Gonzalez

Interviewer

Mireya Loza

Project

Bracero Oral History

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Guadalupe Gonzalez was born on August 1, 1925, in Aguililla, Michoacán, México; at age eight, he began working in the cultivation of rice; he never received formal schooling, and was taught by an aunt to read and write; for ten years he worked as a bracero; he picked cotton and fruits.

Summary of Interview

Mr. Gonzalez recalls growing up in Aguililla, Michoacan, México; he states that he never received formal schooling, and was taught by an aunt to read and write; additionally, he details that he began working at the age of eight; he explains that he joined the Bracero Program after hearing about it from men who had already done it; furthermore, he describes picking cotton and fruits in the United States; he also discusses laboring as an undocumented worker; to conclude, he expresses that he has positive memories of the program.

Date of Interview

7-27-2005

Length of Interview

15 minutes

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Tape Number

No. 1111

Transcript Number

No. 1111

Length of Transcript

7 pages

Interview Number

No. 1111

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

Comments

Interview in Spanish.

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