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From the Jaws of Victory - The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement (Paperback) Loot Price: R447
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From the Jaws of Victory - The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement (Paperback): Matthew Garcia

From the Jaws of Victory - The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement (Paperback)

Matthew Garcia

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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 what we know about the UFW. Matt Garcia's gripping account of the expansion of the union's grape boycott reveals how the boycott, which UFW leader Cesar Chavez initially resisted, became the defining feature of the movement and drove the growers to sign labor contracts in 1970. Garcia vividly relates how, as the union expanded and the boycott spread across the United States, Canada, and Europe, Chavez found it more difficult to organize workers and fend off rival unions. Ultimately, the union was a victim of its own success and Chavez's growing instability.
"From the Jaws of Victory "delves deeply into Chavez's attitudes and beliefs, and how they changed over time. Garcia also presents in-depth studies of other leaders in the UFW, including Gilbert Padilla, Marshall Ganz, Dolores Huerta, and Jerry Cohen. He introduces figures such as the co-coordinator of the boycott, Jerry Brown; the undisputed leader of the international boycott, Elaine Elinson; and Harry Kubo, the Japanese American farmer who led a successful campaign against the UFW in the mid-1970s.

General

Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2014
First published: June 2014
Authors: Matthew Garcia
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-28385-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Industrial relations & safety
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Industrial history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Revolutions & coups
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Industrial relations & safety > Industrial relations
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Industrial relations & safety > Industrial relations > Trade unions
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Industrial history
Books > Business & Economics > Promotions
LSN: 0-520-28385-6
Barcode: 9780520283855

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