“You never forget the Bracero experience,” former bracero Aurelio Marin commented, perfectly summarizing the triumphs, tribulations, and turbulence of America’s highly-controversial and highly-impactful Mexican Farm Labor Program Program, commonly known as the Bracero Program, which started in 1942 to supply able-bodied Mexican laborers to U.S. industries suffering shortages at the outset of World War II. […]
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Working the Houston Ship Channel: “Tote that barge! Lift that bale!”
By Debbie Z. Harwell The success of the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston is built on more than the determination of businessmen, however. Since its earliest days the city has acted as a magnet for people coming here to look for work, particularly in jobs associated with the ship channel and the […]
Galveston Bay is the most prominent geologic feature on the upper Texas coast. It is the state’s largest bay, covering about 600 square miles, situated in one of its most urbanized and industrialized areas.
From the Oasis of Love to Your Best Life Now: A Brief History of Lakewood Church
Phillip Luke Sinitiere examines the rise of John Osteen’s Lakewood Church from its humble beginnings in a feed store to its current status as a nationally and internationally known megachurch led John’s son, Joel Osteen, “the smiling preacher.”
Racer’s Storm: The Benchmark Hurricane of 1837
To read the full text of this article by James L. Glass that appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.