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ILRLR 2070: Mexican Labor and Working-Class History in the United States (Spring 2017): Finding Books

This course explores the varied experiences of ethnic Mexican workers in the United States from the early Industrial Period to the contemporary debates concerning the transnational effects of migrant labor.

Tips for Finding Books

Tip 1: Your first seach should be a very general keyword search.

Tip 2: Never use a, an, or the when searching for a title.

Tip 3: Always use the long view to review subject headings.

Tip 4: If a record says "networked resource" it is usually available online.

Tip 5: Always pay attention to the call numbers and note whether the material is shelved in the regular, oversized (+), or double oversized (++) sections.

Regular Size Books in Olin Library


Can't Get the Book at Cornell?

Use Requests on the Library homepage to:
  • Hold, recall, request materials from the Annex, and library-to-library book delivery.
  • Interlibrary Loan material that Cornell does not own from libraries worldwide.
  • Borrow Direct is a reciprocal borrowing program among the Ivies. If Cornell's copy is unavailable, you can borrow it from another Ivy. It is fast -- usually only a few days!

Suggested Keywords

Foreign workers

Foreign workers> Labor unions> Organizing

Labor and laboring classes

Mexico- Foreign economic relations

Mexican labor migration

Mexicans employment United States

Emigration and immigration

Emigration and immigration -- economic aspects

Emigration and immigration -- history, government policy

Emigration and immigration -- statistics, periodicals

Foreign workers -- legal status, laws

Migrant personnel -- social conditions

Undocumented workers

Illegal immigrants, aliens


Mexican immigration

Refugees -- legal status, laws