AN Organizer's Tale: Speeches (Paperback)

AN Organizer's Tale: Speeches By Cesar Chavez, Ilan Stavans (Editor), Ilan Stavans (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Cesar Chavez, Ilan Stavans (Editor), Ilan Stavans (Introduction by)
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The first major collection of writings by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez

One of the most important civil rights leaders in American history, Cesar Chavez was a firm believer in the principles of nonviolence, and he effectively employed peaceful tactics to further his cause. Through his efforts, he helped achieve dignity, fair wages, benefits, and humane working conditions for hundreds of thousands of farm workers. This extensive collection of Chavez's speeches and writings chronicles his progression and development as a leader, and includes previously unpublished material. From speeches to spread the word of the Delano Grape Strike to testimony before the House of Representatives about the hazards of pesticides, Chavez communicated in clear, direct language and motivated people everywhere with an unflagging commitment to his ideals.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author


Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author or editor of numerous books.

Praise For…


"[Cesar Chavez is] one of the heroic figures of our time."
-Senator Robert F. Kennedy


Product Details
ISBN: 9780143105268
ISBN-10: 0143105264
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: April 29th, 2008
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics

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