Cesar Chavez: A Brief Biography with Documents / Edition 1

Cesar Chavez: A Brief Biography with Documents / Edition 1

by Richard W. Etulain
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312257392

ISBN-13: 9780312257392

Pub. Date: 03/08/2002

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's


This brief biography of César Chávez documents the life of one of the most important labor organizers of the last half of the 20th century — a reformer and activist who personified the American struggle for democracy. His story is told through an evocative biographical essay accompanied by several types of documents: Chávez in his own

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This brief biography of César Chávez documents the life of one of the most important labor organizers of the last half of the 20th century — a reformer and activist who personified the American struggle for democracy. His story is told through an evocative biographical essay accompanied by several types of documents: Chávez in his own words, Chávez in the words of his contemporaries, Chávez as seen by historians in a group of secondary sources, and finally a visual portfolio of 20 photographs and cartoons. The secondary sources focus on critical questions about the labor unions he helped to found and the impact he made on the Chicano population as well as the rest of the world. All of these materials are accompanied by a helpful chronology, bibliographic essay, and questions for consideration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312257392
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
03/08/2002
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword

Preface

PART ONE. César Chávez: Chicano Citizen

The Early Years

Becoming an Organizer

National Labor Leader

César Chávez: The Man

César Chávez: Chicano Citizen

PART TWO. A Life and Its Times

César Chávez, The Organizer’s Tale, July 1966

César Chávez. The Mexican American and the Church, 1968

Helen Chávez, Helen Chávez Recalls, 1975

The Reverend James Drake, The Reverend James Drake Recalls, 1975

Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Recalls, 1975

Jacques Levy, From Jacques Levy’s Notebook, 1975

Studs Terkel, César Chávez, 1970

Jack King, Chávez and the UFW: A View from the California Farm Bureau, 1979

Allan Grant, California Farm Bureau President Recalls, 1975

PART THREE. An Illustrated Life

César Chávez and His Times in Photographs

PART FOUR. A Life and Its Interpreters

Fred Ross, Fred Ross Recalls, 1975

Martin Luther King Jr., Telegram, September 22, 1966

Richard Griswold del Castillo, The Birth of La Causa, 1995

Margaret Rose, César Chávez and Dolores Huerta: Partners in "La Causa," 2001

Frank Bardacke, César’s Ghost: Decline and Fall of the UFW, 1993

Peter Matthiessen, César Chávez, 1993

PART FIVE. Seeing a Life Whole

A César Chávez Chronology: 1927-1993

Making Connections

Research Opportunities

PART SIX. Sources for a Life: Selected Bibliography

César Chávez: The Man and His Circle

César Chávez and the Chicano Movement

César Chávez: Chicano Citizen

Index

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