In This Review

Neighbors-Mexico and the United States: Wetbacks and Oil
Neighbors-Mexico and the United States: Wetbacks and Oil
By Robert Jones Shafer and Donald J. Mabry
Nelson-Hall, 1982, 241 pp

A good description and history of Mexico-U.S. relations, with its emphasis on oil and immigration. Sprightly in tone, and realistic, the book recognizes the considerable ambivalence on both sides. Partly because human resources resist alteration, "it is therefore best to assume that without some extraordinary measures, there will be no revolutionary change in economic relations between Mexico and the U.S." But incremental changes may some day add up.