Southwestern states of Arizona , California ,
Colorado , New Mexico , and Texas (Gordon , 1993 , p . 375 . While some
helped build railroads or worked in mines , most became migratory
farmhands , and at harvest time , they went from one large farm to
another , picking crops such as citrus fruits , berries , vegetables ,
sugarcane , and cotton . As unskilled laborers , they received poor
housing and low wages , were constantly on the move and working in crews
with other Mexicans , and they had little contact with Americans during...