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The Resource From the jaws of victory : the triumph and tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement, Matt Garcia

From the jaws of victory : the triumph and tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement, Matt Garcia

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From the jaws of victory : the triumph and tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement
Title
From the jaws of victory
Title remainder
the triumph and tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement
Statement of responsibility
Matt Garcia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 worker movement, this book revises much of what we know about the UFW. Matt Garcia's gripping account of the expansion of the union's grape boycott reveals how the boycott, which UFW leader Cesar Chavez initially resisted, became the defining feature of the movement and drove the growers to sign labor contracts in 1970. Garcia vividly relates how, as the union expanded and the boycott spread across the United States, Canada, and Europe, Chavez found it more difficult to organize workers and fend off rival unions. Ultimately, the union was a victim of its own success and Chavez's growing instability. From the Jaws of Victory delves deeply into Chavez's attitudes and beliefs, and how they changed over time. Garcia also presents in-depth studies of other leaders in the UFW, including Gilbert Padilla, Marshall Ganz, Dolores Huerta, and Jerry Cohen. He introduces figures such as the co-coordinator of the boycott, Jerry Brown; the undisputed leader of the international boycott, Elaine Elinson; and Harry Kubo, the Japanese American farmer who led a successful campaign against the UFW in the mid-1970s"--Provided by publisher
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
García, Matt
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chavez, Cesar
  • United Farm Workers
  • Chavez, Cesar
  • United Farm Workers
  • United Farm Workers
  • Labor leaders
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Labor leaders
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • United States
Label
From the jaws of victory : the triumph and tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement, Matt Garcia
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birth of a movement -- Capitalism in reverse -- Workers of the world, unite! -- Stuck in the middle -- A bitter harvest -- Busy dying -- Rotting from the inside out -- Some were more equal than others -- Epilogue: beyond the legend
Control code
ocn809910946
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520953666
Lccn
2012011880
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1pjn7c
  • 1bebc17f-d761-473d-8382-7768b6c05bc4
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809910946
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
From the jaws of victory : the triumph and tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement, Matt Garcia
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birth of a movement -- Capitalism in reverse -- Workers of the world, unite! -- Stuck in the middle -- A bitter harvest -- Busy dying -- Rotting from the inside out -- Some were more equal than others -- Epilogue: beyond the legend
Control code
ocn809910946
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520953666
Lccn
2012011880
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1pjn7c
  • 1bebc17f-d761-473d-8382-7768b6c05bc4
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809910946
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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