198 pages, English and Spanish Versions
Complete Text [PDF] of Jose Galvan Amaro: Mexican American Laborer, Watsonville, California, 1918-1977 (English) E-Scholarship. Includes complete audio in streaming and downloadable form. Audio will be found under Supplemental Material.
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.