Cesar Chavez, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313364893
  • ISBN-13: 9780313364891
  • DDC: 331.88
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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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 narratives 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Ilan Stavans Library of Latino Civilization.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Considerations.
2: Reading César.
3: Negotiating César.
4: Teacher of Truth.
5: The Final Struggle.
6: The First and Last of the Chicano Leaders.
7: Mapping the New Global Spiritual Line.
8: Voices.
9: A Catalyst for Change.
10: A Personal and Historical Testimony.
11: La Causa's Self-Destruction.
12: From Sal Si Puedes: Cesar Chavez and the New American Revolution.
13: Cesar's Ghost.
14: From Delano: The Story of the California Grape Strike.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editor and Contributors.