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The Resource America's social arsonist : Fred Ross and grassroots organizing in the twentieth century, Gabriel Thompson

America's social arsonist : Fred Ross and grassroots organizing in the twentieth century, Gabriel Thompson

Label
America's social arsonist : Fred Ross and grassroots organizing in the twentieth century
Title
America's social arsonist
Title remainder
Fred Ross and grassroots organizing in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Thompson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Raised by conservative parents who hoped he would "stay with his own kind," Fred Ross instead became one of the most influential community organizers in American history. His activism began alongside Dust Bowl migrants, where he managed the same labor camp that inspired John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. During World War II, Ross worked for the release of interned Japanese Americans, and after the war, he dedicated his life to building the political power of Latinos across California. Labor organizing in this country was forever changed when Ross knocked on the door of a young Cesar Chavez and encouraged him to become an organizer. Until now there has been no biography of Fred Ross, a man who believed a good organizer was supposed to fade into the crowd as others stepped forward. In America's Social Arsonist, Gabriel Thompson provides a full picture of this complicated and driven man, recovering a forgotten chapter of American history and providing vital lessons for organizers today."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Gabriel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ross, Fred
  • Community Service Organization
  • Ross, Fred
  • Community Service Organization
  • Community activists
  • Community organization
  • Immigrants
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Community activists
  • Community organization
  • Immigrants
  • California
Label
America's social arsonist : Fred Ross and grassroots organizing in the twentieth century, Gabriel Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; America's Social Arsonist; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE THE EDUCATION OF AN ORGANIZER (1910-1947); 1 All That You Do, Do with Your Might; 2 Dealing Firsthand with the Rotten System; 3 Witness to The Grapes of Wrath; 4 Doing Penance; 5 The Mexican Problem; 6 Red Ross; PART TWO ORGANIZING A MOVEMENT (1947-1963); 7 Viva Roybal; 8 Bloody Christmas; 9 Finding Cesar; 10 On the Road; 11 Growing Pains; 12 The Life and Death of the CSO; PART THREE ORGANIZER AS TEACHER (1964-1992)
  • 13 Poverty Fiasco14 David vs. Goliath; 15 Don't Buy Grapes; 16 The Battle of the Butcher Paper; 17 Blind Spot; 18 The Forever Project; Appendix: Axioms for Organizers; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn935925273
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520964174
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1wpj2v
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935925273
Label
America's social arsonist : Fred Ross and grassroots organizing in the twentieth century, Gabriel Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; America's Social Arsonist; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE THE EDUCATION OF AN ORGANIZER (1910-1947); 1 All That You Do, Do with Your Might; 2 Dealing Firsthand with the Rotten System; 3 Witness to The Grapes of Wrath; 4 Doing Penance; 5 The Mexican Problem; 6 Red Ross; PART TWO ORGANIZING A MOVEMENT (1947-1963); 7 Viva Roybal; 8 Bloody Christmas; 9 Finding Cesar; 10 On the Road; 11 Growing Pains; 12 The Life and Death of the CSO; PART THREE ORGANIZER AS TEACHER (1964-1992)
  • 13 Poverty Fiasco14 David vs. Goliath; 15 Don't Buy Grapes; 16 The Battle of the Butcher Paper; 17 Blind Spot; 18 The Forever Project; Appendix: Axioms for Organizers; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn935925273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520964174
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1wpj2v
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935925273

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