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Precarious PrescriptionsContested Histories of Race and Health in North America$
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Laurie B. Green, John Mckiernan-González, and Martin Summers

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816690466

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.001.0001

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“A Transformation for Migrants”

“A Transformation for Migrants”

Mexican Farmworkers and Federal Health Reform during the New Deal Era

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Precarious Prescriptions

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

University of Minnesota Press

Veronica Martinez-Matsuda This chapter documents how the U.S. Farm Security Administration aimed to improve Mexican farmworkers’ dire health status through direct medical treatment and social and cultural reform. Such efforts paradoxically helped Mexican families achieve improved health even as they frequently perpetuated racialized views blaming Mexicans for their poor condition.

Keywords:   Traditional healing, Ethnic Studies, Medicine, African Americans, Native Americans, Critical Race Theory, Public health, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Immigration Studies

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