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Author Bruns, Roger A., 1941-
Title Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers movement [electronic resource] / Roger Bruns.
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2011.
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 Electronic Book  HD6515.A292 U543 2011eb    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource (xix, 186 p.)
Series Landmarks of the American mosaic
Landmarks of the American mosaic.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-178) and index.
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"?
Note Description based on print version record.
Local Note Title generously provided by Campus Quality Fee.
Subject Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993.
United Farm Workers -- History.
Agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970.
Related To Print version: Bruns, Roger. Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers movement. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2011 9780313386503 (DLC) 2011007433 (OCoLC)696099295
ISBN 9780313386510 (electronic bk.)
031338651X (electronic bk.)
9780313386503
0313386501
OCLC number 730945932