Trampling Out the Vintage Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers

Author: Frank Bardacke
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781781680667
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A dramatic new history of Cesar Chavez and the rise and fall of the United Farm Workers Winner of the 2012 Hillman Prize in Book Journalism. In its heyday, the United Farm Workers was an embodiment of its slogan “Yes, we can”—in the form “¡Sí, Se Puede!”—winning many labor victories, securing collective bargaining rights for farm workers, and becoming a major voice for the Latino community. Today, it is a mere shadow of its former self. Trampling Out the Vintage is the authoritative and award-winning account of the rise and fall of the United Farm Workers and its most famous and controversial leader, Cesar Chavez. Based interviews conducted over many years—with farm workers, organizers, and the opponents and friends of the UFW—the book tells a story of collective action and empowerment rich in evocative detail and stirring human interest. Beginning with the influence of the ideas of Saul Alinsky and Catholic Social Action at the union’s founding, through the UFW’s thrilling triumphs in the California fields, the drama concludes with the debilitating internal struggles that effectively crippled the union. A vivid rendering of farm work and the world of the farm worker, Trampling Out the Vintage is a dramatic reappraisal of the political trajectory of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers and an essential re-evaluation of their most tumultuous years.

Trampling Out the Vintage

Author: Frank Bardacke
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781680671
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner of the 2012 Hillman Prize in Book Journalism. In its heyday, the United Farm Workers was an embodiment of its slogan “Yes, we can”—in the form “¡Sí, Se Puede!”—winning many labor victories, securing collective bargaining rights for farm workers, and becoming a major voice for the Latino community. Today, it is a mere shadow of its former self. Trampling Out the Vintage is the authoritative and award-winning accountof the rise and fall of the United Farm Workers and its most famous and controversial leader, Cesar Chavez. Based interviews conducted over many years—with farm workers, organizers, and the opponents and friends of the UFW—the book tells a story of collective action and empowerment rich in evocative detail and stirring human interest. Beginning with the influence of the ideas of Saul Alinsky and Catholic Social Action at the union’s founding, through the UFW’s thrilling triumphs in the California fields, the drama concludes with the debilitating internal struggles that effectively crippled the union. A vivid rendering of farm work and the world of the farm worker, Trampling Out the Vintage is a dramatic reappraisal of the political trajectory of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers and an essential re-evaluation of their most tumultuous years.

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

Author: Roger Bruns
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803811
Format: PDF
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This book is a unique, single-volume treatment offering original source material on the life, accomplishments, disappointments, and lasting legacy of one of American history's most celebrated social reformers—Cesar Chavez. • Presents a unique narrative of the events in the life of Chavez and the Farm Workers Movement, as well as original documents and entries on people and events • Provides a valuable source of information for tracing attitudes, legislation, and progressive reform efforts in the last half-century, especially in light of the current heated debate over immigration • Demonstrates how a determined organizer applied various methods and tactics to accomplish what seemed at the onset of the movement to be a quixotic venture—a relevant lesson for those strategizing to achieve social justice today

The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez

Author: Luis D. Leon
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520283686
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing Religious Borders maps and challenges many of the mythologies that surround the late iconic labor leader. Focusing on Chavez's own writings, León argues that La Causa can be fruitfully understood as a quasi-religious movement based on Chavez’s charismatic leadership, which he modeled after Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi. Chavez recognized that spiritual prophecy, or political spirituality, was the key to disrupting centuries-old dehumanizing narratives that conflated religion with race. Chavez’s body became emblematic for Chicano identity and enfleshed a living revolution. While there is much debate and truth-seeking around how he is remembered, through investigating the leader’s construction of his own public memory, the author probes the meaning of the discrepancies. By refocusing Chavez's life and beliefs into three broad movements—mythology, prophecy, and religion—León brings us a moral and spiritual agent to match the political leader.

Die Unsichtbaren

Author: Nanni Balestrini
Publisher:
ISBN: 3862416127
Format: PDF, ePub
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Protagonist des Romans »Die Unsichtbaren« ist ein Basismilitanter der Generation von 1977, der »Autonomia«, die das Land in ein riesiges Laboratorium neuer Lebensentwürfe verwandelte. Es war eine Zeit nicht enden wollender Massendemonstrationen, der Hausbesetzungen, linken Kulturzentren und freien Radios. Mit beispielloser Kreativität und Radikalität forderte eine Bewegung von Jugendlichen die herrschende Kultur und das Bürgertum heraus und artikulierte ihre Ablehnung in Fabriken, Schulen und Stadtvierteln lustvoll und zugleich militant.

Neunzehnhundertachtundsechzig

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783453600393
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Tet-Offensive in Vietnam, Antikriegsbewegung, Prager Frühling, Rassenunruhen in Amerika und Notstandsgesetze in Deutschland, Pariser Mai und Demonstrationen polnischer und italienischer, mexikanischer und japanischer Studenten. Abbie Hoffman in New York,