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From the jaws of victory : the triumph and tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement

Author: Matt García
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
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"From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement is the most comprehensive history ever written on the meteoric rise and precipitous decline of the United Farm Workers, the most successful farm labor union in United States history. Based on little-known sources and one-of-a-kind oral histories with many veterans of the farm worker movement, this book revises much of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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García, Matt.
From the jaws of victory
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012
[electronic resource].
(OCoLC)809910946
Named Person: Cesar Chavez; Cesar Chavez
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt García
ISBN: 9780520259300 0520259300 0520283856 9780520283855
OCLC Number: 781709719
Description: xvi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Birth of a movement --
Capitalism in reverse --
Workers of the world, unite! --
Stuck in the middle --
A bitter harvest --
Busy dying --
Rotting from the inside out --
Some were more equal than others --
Epilogue: Beyond the legend.
Responsibility: Matt Garcia.

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Offers a comprehensive history on the rise and fall of the United Farm Workers, the successful farm labor union in United States history. Providing an account of the meteoric expansion of the union's  Read more...

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"Essential reading for anyone seriously studying the farm worker movement." -- Fernando Gapasin Working USA 20121201 "Garcia has compiled the most comprehensive history on the United Farm Workers to Read more...

 
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