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Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence
by José-Antonio Orosco (Goodreads Author)
Cesar Chavez has long been heralded for his personal practice of nonviolent resistance in struggles against social, racial, and labor injustices. This work seeks to elevate Chavez as an original thinker, providing an analysis of what Chavez called the common sense of nonviolence.
Hardcover, 143 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by University of New Mexico Press
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Apr 17, 2008 Rob rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants a quick read on a great man
Great book and thorough in its scope. Quick read on the underlining philosophy of Cesar Chavez. Documented with his speeches and actions and contrasted to other great peace activists of our time.
This turned out to be a great choice to use in one of the courses I teach--Foundations of Peace and Justice, which focusses primarily on the principles and practices of nonviolence. Students really seemed to enjoy it, and I liked it because it not only provides an accessible overview to Chavez's major accomplishments and contributions, but it also does so in the context of Chican@ and gender studies. I'm fairly confident I'll use it again next year.