MEXICO: J.P. Chamberlain writes of “American Cattleman” and his “Peons” August 1916

An American cattle man, an acquaintance of mine during the first years of the recent trouble spent a considerable amount of money in building barns and fences and otherwise developing his property.
He told me  that it was really touching to see the way in which the Mexican peons flocked to his ranch seeking employment. There was no hate for the gringo in their souls their souls, simply an intense desire to work for the gringo who, by his enterprise, was able to pay them wages which would keep bread in the mouths of their families.

Survey Associates, Charity Organization Society of the City of New York (published) August 12, 1916

 

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