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The Resource Why David sometimes wins : leadership, organization, and strategy in the California farm worker movement, Marshall Ganz

Why David sometimes wins : leadership, organization, and strategy in the California farm worker movement, Marshall Ganz

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Why David sometimes wins : leadership, organization, and strategy in the California farm worker movement
Title
Why David sometimes wins
Title remainder
leadership, organization, and strategy in the California farm worker movement
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Marshall Ganz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' groundbreaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Since the 1900s, large scale agricultural enterprises relied on migrant labor, a cheap, unorganized, and powerless workforce. In 1965, when some 800 Filipino grape workers began to strike under the aegis of the AFL-CIO, the UFW soon joined the action with 2,000 Mexican workers and turned the strike into a civil rights struggle. They engaged in civil disobedience, mobilized support from churches and students, boycotted growers, and transformed their struggle into La Causa, a farm workers' movement that eventually triumphed over the grape industry's Goliath. Why did they succeed? How can the powerless challenge the powerful successfully? Offering insight from a longtime movement organizer and scholar, the author illustrates how they had the ability and resourcefulness to devise good strategy and turn short term advantages into long term gains. This book constitutes a seminal contribution to learning from the movement's struggles, set backs, and successes; it is a lens through which to explore the reasons why the powerless sometimes win against the powerful. --
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1943-
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Ganz, Marshall
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United Farm Workers
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Agricultural laborers
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Why David sometimes wins : leadership, organization, and strategy in the California farm worker movement, Marshall Ganz
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Note
"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2010"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-335) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 the UFWOC (1966)
  • Launching a new union (1966-1967)
Control code
ocn681870402
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780199757855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)681870402
Label
Why David sometimes wins : leadership, organization, and strategy in the California farm worker movement, Marshall Ganz
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2010"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 the UFWOC (1966)
  • Launching a new union (1966-1967)
Control code
ocn681870402
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780199757855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)681870402

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