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César Chávez : a triumph of spirit

Author: Richard Griswold del Castillo; Richard A Garcia
Publisher: Norman, Okla : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1995.
Series: Oklahoma western biographies, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography of Chavez by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia is the first to approach Chavez's life - his courageous acts, his turning points, his many perceived personas - in the context of Chicano and American history. It reveals a shy, quiet man who was launched by events into a maelstrom of campesino strikes, religious fervor, and nonviolent battles for justice. Among his friends and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Cesar Chavez; César Chávez
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Griswold del Castillo; Richard A Garcia
ISBN: 0806127589 9780806127583 0806129573 9780806129570
OCLC Number: 32348124
Description: xvii, 206 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Early years --
The education of an organizer --
The birth of La Causa --
Coleadership: the strength of Dolores Huerta --
Courage and persistence --
César Chávez and American liberals --
Fragile victories --
The presence, the spirit, the fire --
The Mexican dilemma --
Conclusion: a legacy of struggle.
Series Title: Oklahoma western biographies, v. 2.
Responsibility: by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia.

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This biography of Chavez by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia is the first to approach Chavez's life - his courageous acts, his turning points, his many perceived personas - in the context of Chicano and American history. It reveals a shy, quiet man who was launched by events into a maelstrom of campesino strikes, religious fervor, and nonviolent battles for justice. Among his friends and supporters he counted Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and millions across America who rallied to his cause. In Griswold del Castillo and Garcia's biography, Chavez's life mirrors major events in Mexican American history: Mexican immigration during the 1920s; forced repatriation in the 1930s; segregation in public schools; Mexican American contributions during World War II; the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles; formation of Mexican American organizations to advance civil and political rights; the Chicano movement of the 1960s and early 1970s; the emergence of a conservative political backlash in the 1980s; and, finally, the "new immigration" in the 1990s. Cesar Chavez was touched by all these events, and his story is both private and part of a collective experience.

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