Esperanza California Links



Alternative or additional resources:
S. Beth Atkin, Voices from the Fields: Children of Migrant Farmworkers Tell Their Stories (New York: Little, Brown, 2000), ISBN-13: 978-0316-056205, ISBN-10: 0316056200.

Scenes from movie The Grapes of Wrath, based on the book by John Steinbeck



Immigration from Mexico:



The Great Depression:,4570,7-153-54463_18670_18793-53511–,00.html

Esperanza Rising Links

Mexico: Government and Revolution Links

* General links via Library of Congress:

* Portrait of Porfirio Díaz:

* Images of Mexico during the Carranza revolution against Huerta’s government (LOT 9563-16)!=coll&sg=true&st=gallery

* El Presidente Álvaro Obregón:

* “Rebel Soldiers, Chihuahua, Mexico,” 1910–1920s:

* Diego Rivera, The Uprising (El levantamiento, 1931)—mural depicting historical class struggles in Mexico:

Mexico: Neighbor to the North Links

* General images from Library of Congress:

* U.S. Army soldiers and Mexican soldiers guarding the international border (International Street) at Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, during the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920):

* U.S. and Mexico state line (1915) Getty Research Library:

Mexico: Rich versus Poor

* Picture of working family in Mexico, 1913: [Use with credit line] From the Robert Runyon Photograph Collection [image number 00048], courtesy of the Center for American History, the University of Texas at Austin.

* Diego Rivera, Sugar Plantation (Plantacíon de cañas de azúcar, 1931)—mural depicting landowner and workers (1920s Mexico):

* Diego Rivera, The Exploiters (Los explotadores, 1926)—depicts unequal relationship between Mexican field workers and wealthy landowners: