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The crusades of Cesar Chavez

Miriam Pawel

The crusades of Cesar Chavez

a biography

by Miriam Pawel

  • 173 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Labor leaders,
  • History,
  • Biography,
  • Syndicalisme,
  • Droit,
  • Human rights workers,
  • Labor unions,
  • United farm workers,
  • United Farm Workers,
  • Travailleurs agricoles,
  • Agricultural laborers,
  • Mexican Americans,
  • Mouvement ouvrier

  • About the Edition

    The author draws on thousands of documents and interviews to examine the myths and achievements marking the life of the iconic Latino labor leader and civil rights activist, portraying him as a flawed but brilliant strategist who was often at odds with himself. Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the great charismatic leaders of the 20th century. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino leader in U.S. history. Yet his life story has been told only in hagiography, until now. In this biography of Chavez, the author offers a searching yet empathetic portrayal. Chavez emerges here as a visionary figure with tragic flaws; a brilliant strategist who sometimes stumbled; and a canny, streetwise organizer whose pragmatism was often at odds with his elusive, soaring dreams. He was an experimental thinker with eclectic passions, an avid, self-educated historian and a disciple of Gandhian non-violent protest. This biography deepens our understanding of one of Chavez"s most salient qualities: his profound humanity. The author traces Chavez"s remarkable career as he conceived strategies that empowered the poor and vanquished California"s powerful agriculture industry, and his later shift from inspirational leadership to a cult of personality, with tragic consequences for the union he had built. This book reveals how this most unlikely American hero ignited one of the great social movements of our time.--Publisher information.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-548) and index.

    StatementMiriam Pawel
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD6509.C48 P38 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination548 pages
    Number of Pages548
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26883932M
    ISBN 101608197107
    ISBN 109781608197101
    LC Control Number2013478145
    OCLC/WorldCa849210456

    Get this from a library! The crusades of Cesar Chavez: a biography. [Miriam Pawel] -- The author draws on thousands of documents and interviews to examine the myths and achievements marking the life of the iconic Latino labor leader and civil rights activist, portraying him as a. National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistWinner of the California Book AwardA searching portrait of an iconic figure long shrouded in myth by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of an acclaimed history of Chavez’s Chavez founded a .

    Compre o livro The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography na : confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e importados The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography - Livros na Amazon Brasil- Reviews:   The Crusades of Cesar Chavez reveals how this most unlikely American hero ignited one of the great social movements of our time/5(3).

    What did you love best about The Crusades of Cesar Chavez? It showed his development as a leader in an honest way, so that future leaders can use his life like a case study on effective leadership, and see the "lid" that kept him from growing outside of California. The book worked hard to cut through the hero worship and honestly show the real man. Visit The Crusades of Cesar Chavez website for more information about the book, links to additional resources, and a great visual guide to the history, with a dozen rarely-seen photographs.:


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