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Colonia for maquiladora workers, ©Women's Studies, Smith College


It's often important to examine when the online information was created. Below is a screen capture from a potential source found by Google:

screen capture, Google entry for "Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora: Life Histories of Women Workers in Tijuana."

Take a look at the site and try to determine more about it.

screen capture, Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora. Translations from Latin America Series by Norma Iglesias Prieto, Henry Selby, Michael Stone (Translator).  Papberback - 128 pages, 1st univer edition (November 1997) Univ of Texas Pr; ISBN: 0292738692; Dimension (in inches) 0.72 x 9.03 x 6.08, Other editions: Hardcover.  Reviews.  Published originally as La flor mas bella de la maquiladora, this book is based on interviews the author conducted with more than fifty Mexican women who work in the assembly plants along the U.S.-Mexico border.  A descriptive analytic study conducted in the 1970s, the book uses compelling testimonials to detail the struggles these women face.

There isn't a lot of information about this book on the website, but, as advertised, this book sounds like it would be appropriate for the research topic. Before attempting to locate the book, however, you should try to figure out how current the information is likely to be.

Review the blurb above. How current is the information contained within this book? Does it date from ...

from the 1990s
from the 1980s
from the 1970s
Impossible to tell

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