Sal Si Puedes Escape If You Can

Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520958365
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In the summer of 1968 Peter Matthiessen met Cesar Chavez for the first time. They were the same age: forty-one. Matthiessen lived in New York City, while Chavez lived in the Central Valley farm town of Delano, where the grape strike was unfolding. This book is Matthiessen’s panoramic yet finely detailed account of the three years he spent working and traveling with Chavez, including to Sal Si Puedes, the San Jose barrio where Chavez began his organizing. Matthiessen provides a candid look into the many sides of this enigmatic and charismatic leader who lived by the laws of nonviolence. Sal Si Puedes is less reportage than living history. In its pages a whole era comes alive: the Chicano, Black Power, and antiwar movements; the browning of the labor movement; Chavez’s fasts; the nationwide boycott of California grapes. When Chavez died in 1993, tens of thousands gathered at his funeral. It was a clear sign of how beloved he was and how important his life had been. A new foreword by Marc Grossman considers the significance of Chavez’s legacy for our time. As well as serving as an indispensable guide to the 1960s, this book rejuvenates the extraordinary vitality of Chavez’s life and spirit, giving his message a renewed and much-needed urgency.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313364885
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Labor leader, social justice advocate, Chicano leader, and humanitarian are only some of the multifaceted renderings of César Chávez. Ilan Stavans has compiled essays and first-person narratives that capture the multiple dimensions of this storied figure. To that end, Stavans's collection of timely articles separates fact from fiction, or as he puts it the "objective is the opposite of hagiography." Broken into two sections, César Chávez explores a variety of topics central to understanding the actual person instead of a shadowy apparition. The first part, "Considerations" offers critical assessments of Chávez's life that utilize different approaches to understanding his life, including cultural studies critiques, historical narrative that provide invaluable context, and even eulogies following his untimely death. The second section, "Voices" includes personal reflections on Chávez's life that explore his religiosity, his role as an "everyman," and the decline of the United Farm Workers union. The title is certain to assist readers in better comprehending this groundbreaking labor leader.

The Peter Matthiessen Reader

Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780375702723
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A collection of writings by the author and naturalist encompasses selections from "The Snow Leopard," "The Tree Where Man Was Born," "Indian Country," and "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse."

Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States

Author: R. Marie Griffith
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: PDF, Kindle
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No other book on religion and politics includes anything like the diversity of religions, ethnicities, and topics that this one does—from Mormon political mobilization to attempts at Americanizing Muslims in the post-9/11 United States, from César Chávez to James Dobson, from interreligious cooperation and conflict over Darfur to the global politic

The Moral Vision of C sar Ch vez

Author: Frederick John Dalton
ISBN: 9781570754586
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Explores the life and works of the prophetic leader of California's United Farm Workers as the embodiment of an integrated Catholic social vision.

UXL Hispanic American Biography

Author: Sonia Benson
Publisher: Uxl
ISBN: 9780787665999
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Profiles one hundred Hispanic Americans, living and deceased, who have made notable contributions in various fields such as politics, literature, entertainment, science, and athletics.