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César Chávez : a triumph of spirit, by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia

Label
César Chávez : a triumph of spirit
Title
César Chávez
Title remainder
a triumph of spirit
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This biography of Chavez by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia is the first to approach Chavez's life - his courageous acts, his turning points, his many perceived personas - in the context of Chicano and American history. It reveals a shy, quiet man who was launched by events into a maelstrom of campesino strikes, religious fervor, and nonviolent battles for justice. Among his friends and supporters he counted Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and millions across America who rallied to his cause. In Griswold del Castillo and Garcia's biography, Chavez's life mirrors major events in Mexican American history: Mexican immigration during the 1920s; forced repatriation in the 1930s; segregation in public schools; Mexican American contributions during World War II; the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles; formation of Mexican American organizations to advance civil and political rights; the Chicano movement of the 1960s and early 1970s; the emergence of a conservative political backlash in the 1980s; and, finally, the "new immigration" in the 1990s. Cesar Chavez was touched by all these events, and his story is both private and part of a collective experience
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 331.88/13/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6509.C48
LC item number
G75 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oklahoma western biographies
Series volume
v. 2
Label
César Chávez : a triumph of spirit, by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-187) and index
Contents
Early years -- The education of an organizer -- The birth of La Causa -- Coleadership: the strength of Dolores Huerta -- Courage and persistence -- César Chávez and American liberals -- Fragile victories -- The presence, the spirit, the fire -- The Mexican dilemma -- Conclusion: a legacy of struggle
Control code
32348124
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 206 p.
Isbn
9780806127583
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95015230
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Other physical details
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Label
César Chávez : a triumph of spirit, by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-187) and index
Contents
Early years -- The education of an organizer -- The birth of La Causa -- Coleadership: the strength of Dolores Huerta -- Courage and persistence -- César Chávez and American liberals -- Fragile victories -- The presence, the spirit, the fire -- The Mexican dilemma -- Conclusion: a legacy of struggle
Control code
32348124
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 206 p.
Isbn
9780806127583
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95015230
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Other physical details
ill.

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