A survey report of migratory labor in Wisconsin in 1962

The Migrant Labor Problem in Wisconsin


Wisconsin's use of migratory labor greatly increased during World War II when labor shortages led the state to begin importing workers to harvest a variety of fruits and vegetables. The number of migrant workers only continued to increase after the war. The Governor's Commission on Human Rights issued its first official report on migratory labor in 1950 (available in Turning Points). In 1962, Professor Elizabeth Raushenbush compiled this report which updated the original but also focused on addressing the particular needs of migrants and attempting to find solutions.


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Creator: Raushenbush, Elizabeth Brandeis
Pub Data: Madison, Wis.: Governor's Commission on Human Rights, 1962. (Go Ri 2:M5 8 1962)
Citation: Raushenbush, Elizabeth Brandeis. "The Migrant Labor Problem in Wisconsin." (Madison, Wis.: Governor's Commission on Human Rights, 1962); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1342; Visited on: 10/24/2014
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