Interviewer

Myrna Parra-Mantilla

Project

Bracero Oral History

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Raúl Enríquez González was born in Julimes, Chihuahua, México, in 1927; he worked in construction until he came to the United States under the Bracero Program; he had a wife and children at the time.

Summary of Interview

Mr. Enríquez recalls the privileges the people from Chihuahua, México, enjoyed during the hiring process; he raised cattle and worked in the cotton fields of the same ranch for six years; the ranchers he worked for spoke Spanish, and the rancher’s wife would bring him lunch while he was out working in the fields; although he also worked in Arizona and Texas, working in Colorado was the best experience he had as a bracero.

Date of Interview

6-13-2003

Length of Interview

35 minutes

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Tape Number

No. 966

Transcript Number

No. 966

Length of Transcript

24 pages

Interview Number

No. 966

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

Comments

Interview in Spanish.

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