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Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers movement [electronic resource] / Roger Bruns.

By: Bruns, Roger A, 1941-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Landmarks of the American mosaic: Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xix, 186 p.).ISBN: 9780313386510 (electronic bk.); 031338651X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993 | United Farm Workers -- History | Agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 | Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993 | United Farm Workers -- History | Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial RelationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers movement.DDC classification: 331.88/13092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The forgotten workers of the fields -- The education of Cesar Chavez -- The community organizers -- Creating a union for farm workers -- The Delano grape strike and the great march to Sacramento -- Strikes, boycotts, fasts and the politics of nonviolence -- Wielding political power -- Cracks in the foundation -- The continuing fight.
Summary: Led by a relatively penniless young farm worker named Cesar Chavez, the farm workers movement still inspires a sense of pride and purpose among Latinos fighting for personal rights, political power, and economic well-being. Many of the young volunteers in the farm workers movement continue to fight for progressive causes today. Just who was Chavez and what motivated him to say, "enough"?
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-178) and index.

The forgotten workers of the fields -- The education of Cesar Chavez -- The community organizers -- Creating a union for farm workers -- The Delano grape strike and the great march to Sacramento -- Strikes, boycotts, fasts and the politics of nonviolence -- Wielding political power -- Cracks in the foundation -- The continuing fight.

Led by a relatively penniless young farm worker named Cesar Chavez, the farm workers movement still inspires a sense of pride and purpose among Latinos fighting for personal rights, political power, and economic well-being. Many of the young volunteers in the farm workers movement continue to fight for progressive causes today. Just who was Chavez and what motivated him to say, "enough"?

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