Who Was Cesar Chavez

Author: Dana Meachen Rau
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101995600
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents an account of the life of the Mexican American labor activist who helped organize the migrant farm workers and establish a union to fight for their rights.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Gary Soto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439108897
Release Date: 2008-06-25
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

¡Viva la causa! ¡Viva César Chávez! Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans work together for better wages, for better working conditions, for better lives. No one thought they could win against the rich and powerful growers. But Cesar was out to prove them wrong -- and that he did.

The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

Author: Miriam Pawel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608197101
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A searching portrait of an iconic figure long shrouded in myth by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of an acclaimed history of Chavez's movement.

Harvesting Hope

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152014373
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.

Beyond the Fields

Author: Randy Shaw
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520942248
Release Date: 2008-11-17
Genre: History

Cesar Chavez is the most prominent Latino in United States history books, and much has been written about Chavez and the United Farm Worker's heyday in the 1960s and '70s. But left untold has been their ongoing impact on 21st century social justice movements. Beyond the Fields unearths this legacy, and describes how Chavez and the UFW's imprint can be found in the modern reshaping of the American labor movement, the building of Latino political power, the transformation of Los Angeles and California politics, the fight for environmental justice, and the burgeoning national movement for immigrant rights. Many of the ideas, tactics, and strategies that Chavez and the UFW initiated or revived—including the boycott, the fast, clergy-labor partnerships and door-to-door voter outreach—are now so commonplace that their roots in the farmworkers' movement is forgotten. This powerful book also describes how the UFW became the era's leading incubator of young activist talent, creating a generation of skilled alumni who went on to play critical roles in progressive campaigns. UFW volunteers and staff were dedicated to furthering economic justice, and many devoted their post-UFW lives working for social change. When Barack Obama adopted "Yes We Can" as his 2008 campaign theme, he confirmed that the spirit of "Si Se Puede" has never been stronger, and that it still provides the clearest roadmap for achieving greater social and economic justice in the United States.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Eric Braun
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736861915
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In graphic novel format, highlights the life and accomplishments of labor leader Cesar Chavez, who started a union that would become the United Farm Workers (UFW).

Cesar Chavez

Author: Sneed B. Collard
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 0761440550
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"A juvenile biography of Cesar Chavez, civil rights and labor leader who founded the United Farm Workers union"--Provided by publisher.

A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez

Author: David A. Adler
Publisher: Holiday House
ISBN: 0823423832
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents a portrait of the personal life and career as a labor leader of Cesar Chavez, who helped to organize the mostly Mexican American migrant farm workers and led the struggle for social justice of the United Farm Workers.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Brenda Haugen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 075653321X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the life of Cesar Chavez, focusing primarily on his work organizing the National Farm Workers Association and working for improved working and living conditions for all Mexican Americans.

The Words of C sar Ch vez

Author: Cesar Chavez
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1585441708
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

Presents an anthology of Cesar Chavez's speeches and writings.

From the Jaws of Victory

Author: Matt García
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520259300
Release Date: 2012-09-28
Genre: History

“Matt Garcia's explosive new history of the United Farm Workers offers an absolutely stunning set of revelations about the internal life of that union while at the same time demonstrating the creative brilliance of those who organized the most important and successful boycott movement since the eve of the American Revolution itself.” —Nelson Lichtenstein, MacArthur Foundation Chair in History, University of California, Santa Barbara “Matt Garcia’s From The Jaws Of Victory has done a great service in not only chronicling in all its compelling detail what once promised to be an unprecedented revolution in the organization of agri-business and the status of its workers, but also in telling this story with all its shadows, flaws, and shortfalls included. Rather than give us a statue in the park with which to track and remember our history, Garcia has given us a living, breathing monument to our actual selves and to who we might have been or yet might be. From The Jaws of Victory is full of perspective, understanding, and respect, a must for anyone who wants to follow the tracks of an uprising in stature and sensibility that powered some of the poorest and hardest working Americans through their rise and fall on the national stage.” —David Harris, author of The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah—1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam "From the Jaws of Victory is an essential contribution to the growing body of work on Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers' movement. This unabashedly objective, disciplined, and honest work adds critical new textures to the portrait of an American icon and his complex legacy." —Hector Tobar, author of Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States “Matt Garcia's Jaws of Victory is a gripping, thoroughly researched narrative about the rise and fall of the UFW. The reader will come away with an entirely new perspective on the UFW and its iconic leader, Cesar Chavez. Garcia pulls no punches, and, consequently, the reader is in for a roller-coaster ride of emotion as the author unravels the cocoon that has enshrined the image of Chavez for decades. This book is the historian's craft at its best as Garcia painstakingly takes us through a bevy of untapped primary sources to show us the complex nature of the UFW as it lead the cause for agricultural workers' rights. Garcia reminds us that the UFW should not be defined merely by its leader, but should be understood as a collective group of dedicated, although sometimes flawed, individuals, who transformed the way the American public thought about food consumption and workers' rights.” —Maria E. Montoya, author of Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840-1900 "Matt Garcia places the reader right in the center of the struggles to create, build, and grow the farm workers movement, represented by the emergence of the United Farm Workers of America. But he does more than that. He examines the story of UFW leader Cesar Chavez, not from the standpoint of either further canonizing him or from tearing him down, but from the standpoint of understanding the circumstances in which he was operating, the decisions he made, and some of the fateful mistakes that have had a lasting impact on the UFW. This book made me think of the famous words of the late freedom fighter Amilcar Cabral, who cautioned justice movements to ‘tell no lies; claim no easy victories.’” —Bill Fletcher, Jr., co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice "Matt Garcia's activist scholarship and participant observer methods give voice to the volunteers that were the backbone of the farm worker movement. Garcia reveals two themes that are untouched by recent critiques: that the Teamster Union acted at the behest of Richard Nixon, and that Cesar Chavez may never have intended the UFW to be a union in the traditional sense, but instead a model for communal living." —Fernando Gapasin, co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice

The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez

Author: Luis D. Leon
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520959484
Release Date: 2014-11-24
Genre: Religion

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.

Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence

Author: José-Antonio Orosco
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826343759
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Philosophy

Cesar Chavez has long been heralded for his personal practice of nonviolent resistance in struggles against social, racial, and labor injustices. However, the works of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. have long overshadowed Chavez's contributions to the theory of nonviolence. José-Antonio Orosco seeks to elevate Chavez as an original thinker, providing an analysis of what Chavez called "the common sense of nonviolence." By engaging Chavez in dialogue with a variety of political theorists and philosophers, Orosco demonstrates how Chavez developed distinct ideas about nonviolent theory that are timely for dealing with today's social and political issues, including racism, sexism, immigration, globalization, and political violence.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Lucile Davis
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736884254
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the biography of Cesar Chavez, the Mexican American labor leader who achieved justice for migrant farm workers by creating a union to protect their rights.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN: 9781933693224
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Combines archival photographs of Cesar Chavez and the people with whom he worked with information about his life and accomplishments.