“Things change you know”: Schools as the Architects of the Mexican Race in Depression-Era Wyoming

@article{Guzmn2021ThingsCY,
  title={“Things change you know”: Schools as the Architects of the Mexican Race in Depression-Era Wyoming},
  author={Gonzalo Guzm{\'a}n},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  year={2021},
  volume={61},
  pages={392 - 422}
}
  • Gonzalo Guzmán
  • Published 1 November 2021
  • Political Science
  • History of Education Quarterly
Abstract This article examines the development of racially segregated Mexican rooms and Mexican schools in Wyoming during the Depression era. Working in concert with New Deal legislation, the segregation of Mexican children—regardless of US citizenship—in Wyoming was not just a matter of social practice and local custom, it became an expression of increased state and federal power that mirrored Jim Crow laws. Wyoming was not alone. The segregation of Mexicans also occurred in neighboring… 
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