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Florencio Magallanes Parada

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Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee: Florencio Magallanes Parada was born in Santa Isabel, Chihuahua, México, in 1933; he helped his father work the fields and he also went to school; he worked as a bracero in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado; he was able to renew his work contract eight times.


Summary of Interview: Mr. Magallanes briefly recalls his childhood during which time he went to school for only three years; he was hired as a bracero in 1954, and worked in cotton and beet fields; he worked in Pecos, Texas, where the living conditions were harsh; there were between 200-300 braceros living in the same barracks; the food service was terrible as well; sometimes there was not enough food for all the braceros, but they had to pay for the food regardless of whether they ate or not; whenever they had free time, they liked to drink beer and have races.

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Creator

Parra-Mantilla, Myrna

Date

2003-05-11

Bibliographic Citation

Parra-Mantilla, Myrna, "Florencio Magallanes Parada," in Bracero History Archive, Item #10, http://braceroarchive.org/items/show/10 (accessed November 23, 2017).

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