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Great Depression

Russell Lee, Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons

Along with the risks of poverty and unemployment during the Great Depression, Mexican immigrants and even U.S. citizens of Mexican descent faced an additional hazard: Around half a million of them were kicked out of the country to preserve jobs for white Americans.  

If you didn’t know this, it could be because it wasn’t covered the same way by every news outlet.

Arthur Rothstein / Library of Congress

During the Great Depression, photographers fanned out across the country to capture the United States. Some of them visited Texas, snapping thousands of pictures.