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A 1977 hurricane was named for her. During her three terms in Congress, Abzug earned wide respect and was involved in writing several crucial pieces of legislation. As two examples, she co-authored the Freedom of Information Act (1966) which requires the federal Prejudice in the Modern World: Biographies 7 Bella Abzug National Women’s Political Caucus In 1971, four feminist leaders announced the formation of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC). The original leaders included Betty Friedan (1921–2006), Shirley Chisholm (1924–2005), Gloria Steinem (1934–; see entry), and Congresswoman Bella Abzug.
Braceros were subjected to exploitation despite government agreements designed to protect them. S. and Mexican governments worked together to set up the Bracero Program, which attracted more than two hundred thousand braceros by the time the war ended. ’’ Although the governments’ signed contracts to avoid exploitation of the braceros, in practice they were routinely violated and the workers were subjected to a variety of abuses. laborers. With the end of war the soldiers returned to the United States and the braceros returned to Mexico.
Dishonest farm owners easily took advantage of them by paying less money than what the workers expected or requiring the workers to work longer hours than originally understood. In the Depression-era fields, job competition created fierce rivalries among migrants because there were so many unemployed workers. The exhausting field work was made more difficult because a worker’s earnings depended on speed. Paid by the basketful, workers rushed to pick and deliver the produce. The increased production not only earned more money, but also set a laborer apart from others seeking jobs.
Prejudice in the Modern World: Biographies by Richard Clay Hanes, Sarah Hermsen