The Phoenix area had no sizable Mexican presence before the U.S. took over the territory. Some assumed that the region was founded completely by whites from the outset. Whites and Mexicans actually held nearly equal populations throughout the first two decades of settlement. Though they did not hold equal status, their cohabitation was largely characterized by mutual interdependence and respect. Transforming the Salt River Valley's desert terrain into a regional agricultural hub depended on the Sonorans' preindustrial skills.
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- Labor Relations
- Salt River Valley (Mo.)
- Foreign workers, Mexican--Arizona--Salt River Valley (Gila County and Maricopa County)--Social conditions.
- Foreign workers, Mexican
- Cotton growing--Arizona--Salt River Valley (Gila County and Maricopa County)
- Cotton growing
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical referencesNote typebibliography
- Field of study: History