Theses and Dissertations
Hablando De Negocios: Three Rio Grande Valley Businesses during the Great Depression, 1929-1939
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Linda English
Dr. Charles Waite
Dr. Amy Hay
The Rio Grande Valley is in the South most tip of Texas and borders Northern Mexico, it includes Willacy, Cameron, Hidalgo, and Starr Counties. Scholars have focused on gender, agriculture, and labor of the area. However, historians have failed to research the region through a business perspective during the Great Depression. This thesis then seeks to analyze ways in which the Great Depression affected the Rio Grande Valley through the research of two stores and one business in the area: The Manuel Guerra Store, Edelstein’s furniture store, and John Shary’s land selling business. Its objective will fill an existing gap in research as there is no complete study of the area in reference to the economic turmoil.
Lira, Karla A., "Hablando De Negocios: Three Rio Grande Valley Businesses during the Great Depression, 1929-1939" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 4.
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