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Encyclopedia of Cesar Chavez: The Farm Workers' Fight for Rights and Justice
     

Encyclopedia of Cesar Chavez: The Farm Workers' Fight for Rights and Justice

by Roger A. Bruns
 

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This book is a unique, single-volume treatment offering original source material on the life, accomplishments, disappointments, and lasting legacy of one of American history's most celebrated social reformers—Cesar Chavez.

• Presents a unique narrative of the events in the life of Chavez and the Farm Workers Movement, as well as original documents and

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This book is a unique, single-volume treatment offering original source material on the life, accomplishments, disappointments, and lasting legacy of one of American history's most celebrated social reformers—Cesar Chavez.

• Presents a unique narrative of the events in the life of Chavez and the Farm Workers Movement, as well as original documents and entries on people and events

• Provides a valuable source of information for tracing attitudes, legislation, and progressive reform efforts in the last half-century, especially in light of the current heated debate over immigration

• Demonstrates how a determined organizer applied various methods and tactics to accomplish what seemed at the onset of the movement to be a quixotic venture—a relevant lesson for those strategizing to achieve social justice today

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A strong introduction provides a broad historical context for Chavez's life and the United Farm Workers movement. The extensive index provides added access points to topics covered within entries. . . . Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice

"An excellent resource for users interested in this facet of labor history and social reform." - Library Journal

"Informative and interesting . . . a tribute to the work of Cesar Chavez and a reminder of what that work has done to change the world. It is recommended for all libraries." - ARBA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440803802
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/31/2013
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Roger Bruns is a historian and former deputy executive director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

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