Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century
Cesar Chavez is the most prominent Latino in United States history books, and much has been written about Chavez and the United Farm Worker's heyday in the 1960s and '70s. But left untold has been their ongoing impact on 21st century social justice movements. Beyond the Fields unearths this legacy, and describes how Chavez and the UFW's imprint can be found in the modern reshaping of the American labor movement, the building of Latino political power, the transformation of Los Angeles and California politics, the fight for environmental justice, and the burgeoning national movement for immigrant rights. Many of the ideas, tactics, and strategies that Chavez and the UFW initiated or revived—including the boycott, the fast, clergy-labor partnerships and door-to-door voter outreach—are now so commonplace that their roots in the farmworkers' movement is forgotten.
This powerful book also describes how the UFW became the era's leading incubator of young activist talent, creating a generation of skilled alumni who went on to play critical roles in progressive campaigns. UFW volunteers and staff were dedicated to furthering economic justice, and many devoted their post-UFW lives working for social change. When Barack Obama adopted “Yes We Can” as his 2008 campaign theme, he confirmed that the spirit of “Si Se Puede” has never been stronger, and that it still provides the clearest roadmap for achieving greater social and economic justice in the United States.
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Review: Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st CenturyUser Review - Johnp - Goodreads
This is an amazing book about Caesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers (UFW). This is so much more than just another history of Chavez and the UFW. The author focuses on how the grassroots organizing ... Read full review
Review: Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st CenturyUser Review - Goodreads
I was expecting a biography of Cesar Chavez, but instead read a history of the social justice movement from the 1960s to the present that not only included farm workers, but also hotel workers ...
The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement
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