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Cesar Chavez, Volume 11: A Triumph of Spirit Revised Edition
Contributor(s): Griswold del Castillo, Richard (Author), Garcia, Richard a. (Author)

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ISBN: 0806129573     ISBN-13: 9780806129570
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
OUR PRICE: $24.15  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 1995
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Annotation: This biography of Chavez by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia is the first to approach Chavez's life - his courageous acts, his turning points, his many perceived personas - in the context of Chicano and American history. It reveals a shy, quiet man who was launched by events into a maelstrom of campesino strikes, religious fervor, and nonviolent battles for justice. Among his friends and supporters he counted Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and millions across America who rallied to his cause. In Griswold del Castillo and Garcia's biography, Chavez's life mirrors major events in Mexican American history: Mexican immigration during the 1920s; forced repatriation in the 1930s; segregation in public schools; Mexican American contributions during World War II; the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles; formation of Mexican American organizations to advance civil and political rights; the Chicano movement of the 1960s and early 1970s; the emergence of a conservative political backlash in the 1980s; and, finally, the "new immigration" in the 1990s. Cesar Chavez was touched by all these events, and his story is both private and part of a collective experience.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Business
Dewey: B
LCCN: 95015230
Series: Oklahoma Western Biographies
Physical Information: 0.65" H x 5.46" W x 8.5" (0.64 lbs) 224 pages
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Index
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 61712
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
When farm worker and labor organizer Cesar Chavez burst upon America's national scene in 1965, U.S. readers and viewers were witnessing the emergence of a new Mexican American, or Chicano, movement. This biography of Chavez by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia is the first to approach Chavez's life -- his courageous acts, his turning points, his many received personas -- in the context of Chicano and American history.

Contributor Bio(s): Garcia, Richard a.: -

Richard A. Garcia, Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University-Hayward, is the author of The Rise of the Mexican American Middle Class: San Antonio, 1929-1941.

Griswold del Castillo, Richard: -

Richard Griswold del Castillo was born and raised in Santa Ana California; his father was born in Minneapolis Minnesota and his mother was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He graduated from Santa Ana High school in 1960, went on study at UC Berkeley and the University of Dijon, France before receiving his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from UCLA . In 1992 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico City, he was a visiting professor at UC Berkeley in 1994, and he became Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University in 2005.


 
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