April 15, 2007
April 15, 2007
In his youth, Cesar Chavez traveled the American west, performing the back breaking labor of a migrant farm worker. As an adult, he became an activist, working tirelessly to unionize California's farm workers and bring justice to the disenfranchised.In a matter of years, he not only rose from being a grassroots organizer to become one of the nation's most prominent labor activists, he also changed the face of labor in America, and helped poor farm workers get the civil rights that had been denied to them for so long. This new biography of Chavez follows the iconic activist from his youth during the Great Depression to his battles with California's grape growers during the 1960's and 70's to his posthumous receiving of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and touches on his contact with some of the 20th's centuries most prominent political figures, including Robert F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan.With numerous full color pictures, and quotes from Chavez himself and the people who stood on the picket lines with him, this inspiring story is vividly brought to life for a new generation of readers.
- Genre: Political Science, Biography + Autobiography, Business + Money Management, Juvenile Nonfiction
- Subgenre: Labor + Industrial Relations, General, Biography + Autobiography / Social Activists, Labor
- Age: Teen
- Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub
- Pages: 160
- Language: English
- Author: Jeff C. Young
- Online Item #: 12976140
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-1651
- ISBN: 9781599350363
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported