Fight In The Fields by Susan Ferriss
Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement

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A “vivid, well-documented account of the farmworkers movement”(Philadelphia Inquirer) and its prime mover, Cesar Chavez. Edited by Diana Hembree with a foreword by Gary Soto and essays by Carey McWilliams, Victor Villaseñor, Alfredo Véa, Jr., Peter Matthiessen, Rudolfo Anaya, and others. Black-and-white photographs throughout.
 

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Published April 15, 1998 by Mariner Books. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The book highlights Chavez's unique ability to define issues in a way that linked haves and have-nots in effective coalitions that gained national prominence, a pride in his Mexican heritage that did not inhibit his ability to work in multiracial coalitions (notably with Filipino immigrant worker...

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