Myrna Parra-Mantilla


Bracero Oral History

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Raúl Enríquez González was born in Julimes, Chihuahua, México, in 1927; he worked in construction until he came to the United States under the Bracero Program; he had a wife and children at the time.

Summary of Interview

Mr. Enríquez recalls the privileges the people from Chihuahua, México, enjoyed during the hiring process; he raised cattle and worked in the cotton fields of the same ranch for six years; the ranchers he worked for spoke Spanish, and the rancher’s wife would bring him lunch while he was out working in the fields; although he also worked in Arizona and Texas, working in Colorado was the best experience he had as a bracero.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

35 minutes

Tape Number

No. 966

Transcript Number

No. 966

Length of Transcript

24 pages

Interview Number

No. 966

Terms of Use



Interview in Spanish.