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The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography /

Pawel draws on thousands of documents and interviews to examine the myths and achievements marking the life of the iconic Latino labor leader and civil rights activist, portraying him as a flawed but brilliant strategist who was often at odds with himself. Full description

Main Author: Pawel, Miriam, 1958-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition.
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Contents: March 1927-April 1962. Home ; Sal si puedes ; The priest, the organizer, and the lumber handler ; Cesar finds his calling ; Staying organized ; The first disciples ; David vs. Goliath, round one ; No hay mal que por bien no venga -- April 1962-July 1970. Viva La Causa ; Chavez in command ; The strike ; Beyond Delano ; The first big test ; Chavez the leader ; The fast ; The celebrity ; The boycott ; Contracts -- July 1970-June 1975. A very different strike ; Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz -- Staking a national claim ; Brother against brother ; The perfect villain ; The seeds are sown ; The saint and the sinner ; The end of the nonviolent Viet Cong -- June 1975-November 1978. Election in the fields ; The Crosby era ; The cultural revolution ; Slough off the old ; Mecca ; Trapped ; The end game -- November 1978-April 1993. From dream to nightmare ; Una sola union ; Playing defense ; Chicano power ; Selling the brand ; The last fast ; Three funerals.
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