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Jose Galvan Amaro: Mexican-American Laborer, Watsonville, California, 1902-1977


José Galvan Amaro, a Mexican-American fieldworker in Watsonville, California, was interviewed in June 1977 by Meri Knaster, an editor at the Regional History Project, as part of a series on local agricultural and ethnic history. This oral history, conducted in Spanish on June 2 and June 6, 1977 at Amaro's home in Watsonville, California, focuses on Amaro's extensive experience as a laborer in California from the 1920s to the 1970s. The interview was conducted in Spanish and is provided here both as a verbatim transcript in Spanish and in English translation.

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