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The Mysticism and Social Action of César Chávez

Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffett

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

César Chávez could be said to be the most famous Latino figure in US history. He indirectly stepped into the gap left by the Mission Band and other civil rights advocacy groups silenced by Cold War ... More


Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Marshall Ganz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' ground-breaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Since the 1900s, large-scale agricultural ... More


César Chávez and Mexican American Civil Religion

LuíS D. León

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter suggests that César Chávez quite intentionally manipulated, invented, and recast religious symbols to further his political and social aims. This is not to say that Chávez took a ... More


A Blossoming of Red Flags: The Salinas UFWOC Strike of 1970

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee's (UFWOC) 1970 strike in the Salinas Valley and the various groups of UFWOC allies and detractors involved. It first considers the ... More


The Farmworker Movement in the Post-Bracero Era

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the farmworker movement in the Salinas Valley after the termination of the Bracero Program. It first considers the rise of Cesar Chavez and his United Farm Workers Organizing ... More


Loss and Lettuce: The César Chávez Legacy

Steven W. Bender

in Tierra Y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814791257
eISBN:
9780814739136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791257.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter offers an account of the loss by César Chávez as a child of his family homestead as it fell victim to the Great Depression and the forces of lawyers, foreclosure, and economic struggle. ... More


Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Lori A Flores

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Known as “The Salad Bowl of the World,” California's Salinas Valley became an agricultural empire due to the toil of diverse farmworkers, including Latinos. A sweeping critical history of how Mexican ... More


Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Gastón Espinosa, Virgilio Elizondo, and Jesse Miranda (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book presents sixteen chapters addressing important issues, personalities, and movements in Latino religions in America. The book's purpose is to overthrow the longstanding stereotype that ... More


Locating the Mythohistorical: Three Tales in the Struggle for Hegemony

Lee Bebout

in Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670864
eISBN:
9781452946917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670864.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the role of the mythohistorical in maintaining hegemonic consent and fostering counterhegemonic struggle. It considers how aggrieved social groups, those who lack access to the ... More


First Experiments

Gordon K. Mantler

in Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807838518
eISBN:
9781469608075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807838518.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter begins with a telegram received by Cesar Chavez soon after his union won a breakthrough contract in 1966. The telegram was from Martin Luther King, Jr., lauding Chavez's victory through ... More


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