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

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ISBN-10: 0195162013

ISBN-13: 9780195162011

Edition: 2009

Authors: Marshall Ganz

List price: $44.95
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On April 10, 1966, a crowd of 10,000 farm workers and supporters gathered at the California state capitol to celebrate victory in one of the most significant strikes in American history--one that made Cesar Chavez famous as leader of the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). In Why David Sometimes Wins, Marshall Ganz tells the story of the UFW's ground-breaking victory, drawing out larger lessons from this dramatic tale. A longtime leader in the movement and current lecturer in public policy at Harvard, he offers unique insight. Since the 1900s, large-scale agricultural enterprises had relied on migrant labor--a cheap, unorganized, and…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/28/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction: How David Beat Goliath
Beginnings: Immigrants, Radicals, and the AFL (1900-1959)
New Opportunities, New Initiatives: AWOC, Teamsters, and the FWA (1959-1962)
A Storm Gathers: Two Responses (1963-1965)
The Great Delano Grape Strike (1965-1966)
Meeting the Counterattack: DiGiorgio, the Teamsters, and UFWOC (1966)
Launching a New Union (1966-1967)