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Encyclopedia of Cesar Chavez: The Farm Workers Fight for Rights and Justice Roger A. Bruns

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

Roger A. Bruns

Published April 2nd 2013
ISBN : 9781440803802
Hardcover
344 pages
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Two decades after Cesar Chavezs death, this timely book chronicles the drive for a union of one of American societys most exploited groups--farm workers. Encyclopedia of Cesar Chavez is a valuable one-volume source based on the most recentMoreTwo decades after Cesar Chavezs death, this timely book chronicles the drive for a union of one of American societys most exploited groups--farm workers. Encyclopedia of Cesar Chavez is a valuable one-volume source based on the most recent research and available documentation. Historian Roger Bruns documents how Chavez and his United Farm Workers (UFW), against formidable odds, organized farm laborers into a force that for the first time successfully took on the might of Californias agribusiness interests to achieve greater wages and better working conditions.Set against the backdrop of the 1960s, a time of assassinations, war protests, civil rights battles, and reform efforts for poor and minority citizens, the approximately 100 entries in this encyclopedia provide a glimpse into the events, organizations, men and women, and recurring themes that impacted the life of Cesar Chavez. It also contains a section of primary documentation--useful not only to enhance the understanding of this social and political movement, but also as source material for students.