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One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity

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Winner of the Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction at the 2008 Oregon Book Awards. See link below for more information Robert Kennedy and Cesar Chavez came from opposite sides of the tracks of race and class that still divide Americans. Both optimists, Kennedy and Chavez shared a common vision of equality. They united in the 1960s to crusade for the rights of migrant farm workers. Farm workers faded from public consciousness following Kennedy's assassination and Chavez's early passing. Yet the work of Kennedy and Chavez continues to reverberate in America today.Bender chronicles their warm friendship and embraces their bold political vision for making the American dream a reality for all. While many books discuss Kennedy or Chavez individually, this is the first book to capture their multifaceted relationship and its relevance to mainstream U.S. politics and Latino/a politics today. Bender examines their shared legacy and its continuing influence on political issues including immigration, education, war, poverty, and religion. Mapping a new political path for Mexican Americans and the poor of all backgrounds, this book argues that there is still time to prove Kennedy and Chavez right.Oregon Book Awards

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594514296
Author:
Bender, Steven W.
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - Unions
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1960-1980.
Subject:
Kennedy, Robert F. - Friends and associates
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
243
Dimensions:
8.98x6.09x.65 in. .81 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » US History » 1945 to Present
History and Social Science » US History » 1960 to 1980
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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