The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Fall 1982, Volume 28, Number 4
Thomas Scharf, Managing Editor
Raymond Starr, Book Review Editor
American Labor in the Southwest: The First One Hundred Years
Edited by James C. Foster. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1982. Index, notes. 236 pages. N.P.
Following a brief general discussion of the impact of labor on the development of the West, the editor introduces chapters on the Western Federation of Miners, the Industrial Workers of the World, the rise of unionized farm workers, Mexican labor, and labor and politics. The topical chapters consist of scholarly essays by experts in their respective fields. David R. Maciel’s article, “Mexican Migrant Workers in the United States,” will be of special interest to San Diegans.