There are not only many sources on the internet where folks can find interesting information about Braceros, but the topic has also inspired documentaries, music, and podcasts.
There are many places that have information and displays about the Bracero Program. Take a few moments to peruse some of these resources:
There are songs about the Bracero program specifically, and a few are listed below. In addition, there are a few podcasts that may be of interest to you, and those too are listed. So, take a listen.
|"Bracero" by Phil Ochs||
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
|“Canto del Bracero” by Pedro Infante||"Braceros: The Controversial History of US-Mexico Farm Worker Programs with Dr. Matthew Garcia" - Young Farmers Podcast (Available on Apple Podcasts"|
|Corrido: Tragedia de Chualar by David Saucedo Salas|
|"El Bracero Mexicano" by Los Braceros||"Podcast 3: Break-Down of the Bracero Program"- Cal Ag Roots|
|“Que Vuelvan Los Braceros” by Lalo Guerrero|
There are many documentaries and segments of documentaries that feature the Bracero Program. Some we have available via the NVC library's database Films on Demand. Others are available on the Internet. This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a sampling of what is available.
"Mexican Migrants" - Segment from America: Promised Land - Part 2
Why Braceros? - Council of California Growers (1962)
Bracero Stories - only available via DVD (2008)
There are many news articles available about the Bracero Program from news organizations all over the Unites States. Some of these are only available via a subscription, and you can access these through the Napa Public Library. You might also check out the Newspaper Source Plus and Newswire databases for articles that you can access through NVC's library.
"Students to Report on History of Bracero Program in Napa Valley" - Napa Valley Register (subscription based - use Napa Public Library to access)
"The Bracero Program in Napa Valley" - THE ELECTROLIER (St. Helena Historical Society's Newsletter)
"A Former Bracero Farmworker Breaks His Silence, Recalling Abuse and Exploitation" - LA Times (subscription based - use Napa Public Library to access)
"The Bracero Legacy Rooted in California Agriculture" - Metro Silicon Valley
"Time Running out for Braceros Who Worked US Fields During WWII" - San Francisco Chronicle (subscription based - use Napa Public Library access)