By Dr. Julia Kirk Blackwelder Ph.D.
Women of the Depression, first released in 1984, offers a distinct learn of lifestyles in a urban whose society extra approximately mirrored divisions by means of the concept that of caste instead of classification. Caste was once conferred through id with a specific ethnic or racial staff, and it outlined approximately each element of women’s lives. Historian Julia Kirk Blackwelder exhibits that Depression-era San Antonio, with its majority Mexican American inhabitants, its heavy dependence on tourism and light-weight undefined, and its domination via an Anglo elite, suffered otherwise as an entire than different American towns. lack of migrant agricultural paintings drove hundreds of thousands of Mexican americans into the barrios at the west facet of San Antonio, and with the serious repatriation fervor of the Nineteen Thirties, the terror of deportation inhibited many Mexican american citizens from looking public or deepest aid.
the writer combines excerpts from own letters, diaries, and interviews with executive facts to give a collective view of discrimination and tradition and the energy of either within the face of crisis.