Cesar Chavez, the Catholic Bishops, and the Farmworkers' Struggle for Social Justice by Marco G. Prouty | 9780816527311 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Cesar Chavez, the Catholic Bishops, and the Farmworkers' Struggle for Social Justice

Cesar Chavez, the Catholic Bishops, and the Farmworkers' Struggle for Social Justice

by Marco G. Prouty
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816527318

ISBN-13: 9780816527311

Pub. Date: 09/25/2008

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Drawing upon rich, untapped archival sources at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, this book reveals the American Catholic hierarchy's internal, confidential deliberations regarding Cesar Chavez and the California farm labor crisis of the 1960s and 1970s. This lucid, solidly researched text is an invaluable addition to the field.

Overview

Drawing upon rich, untapped archival sources at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, this book reveals the American Catholic hierarchy's internal, confidential deliberations regarding Cesar Chavez and the California farm labor crisis of the 1960s and 1970s. This lucid, solidly researched text is an invaluable addition to the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816527311
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
09/25/2008
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi List of Abbreviations xiii Introduction 3
1 Roots of the Conflict 7 The Farmworker in California 7 George G. Higgins and the Farmworkers 12 The Rise of Cesar E. Chavez 22
2 Chavez and the Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee 31 Catholic Growers, Catholic Farmworkers 31
1968: Chavez's First Appeal 48
1969: Creation of the Ad Hoc Committee 51
1970: Triumph and Defeat 58
3 Hasta La Victoria, Onward to Victory 67
1970-1971: The Teamsters' Betrayal 67
1972: The Politics of La Causa 81
1973: "Biased" at Last 88
1974: Chavez and the Pope 106
1975: Jerry Brown, the CALRA, and the UFW 111
1976 and Beyond: The Beginning of the End 123 Epilogue 133 La Causa's Self-Destruction 133 Why Los Curas Left La Causa 139 Notes 147 Bibliography 177 Index 181

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