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From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement
"From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement" is the most comprehensive history ever written on the meteoric rise and precipitous decline of the United Farm Workers, the most successful farm labor union in United States history. Based on little-known sources and one-of-a-kind oral histories with many veterans of the farm w ...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published September 28th 2012 by University of California Press
(first published August 29th 2012)
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In the tradition of Charles Payne, Barbara Ransby, and Chana Kai Lee, Matt Garcia chronicles the history of the United Farm Workers (UFW) from an organizing perspective. Quoting Jerry Brown, Garcia highlights the importance, the principles, and the requisite grind the includes organizing: Fred “Ross never lectured about organizing. He believed that one could only learn to organize by doing. He would point out there was nothing romantic organizing, and this it required mainly common sense, meticu ...more