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An Organizer's Tale: Speeches

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The first major collection of writings by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez

One of the most important civil rights leaders in American history, Cesar Chavez was a firm believer in the principles of nonviolence, and he effectively employed peaceful tactics to further his cause. Through his efforts, he helped achieve dignity, fair wages, benefits, and humane working conditions for hundreds of thousands of farm workers. This extensive collection of Chavez's speeches and writings chronicles his progression and development as a leader, and includes previously unpublished material. From speeches to spread the word of the Delano Grape Strike to testimony before the House of Representatives about the hazards of pesticides, Chavez communicated in clear, direct language and motivated people everywhere with an unflagging commitment to his ideals.

Book News Annotation:

Legendary farm worker labor organizer Chavez (1926-93) speaks of such matters as the plan of Delano, creative nonviolence, Jesus' friendship, 20 days in jail, Martin Luther King Jr., and public schools. Following the 48 speeches are aphorisms drawn from his speeches and writing. There is no index. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) is a civil rights and labor leader, a farm worker, a crusader for nonviolent social change, an environmentalist, and a consumer advocate. In 1994 he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor.

Ilan Stavans is a professor at Amherst College and the author of several books, including On Borrowed Words.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143105268
Author:
Chavez, Cesar
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Stavans, Ilan
Author:
Chavez, Cesar
Author:
Stavans, Ilan
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - Unions
Subject:
History
Subject:
Chavez, Cesar
Subject:
Labor leaders -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.74x5.68x.52 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Latin American
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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