Cesar Chavez: Leader for Migrant Farm WorkersCesar Chavez by Doreen Gonzales
ISBN: 0894907603
Published by Enslow Publishers on 1996
Genres: Juvenile Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography, General
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Gonzales offers a balanced picture both of Chavez and of the conditions he sought to change, pointing out that not all farmowners were totally ruthless exploiters of migrant labor, and ascribing the UFW's later decline in influence and membership to its founder's unwillingness to delegate responsibility. Goodnough not only describes Marti's efforts to promote Cuban independence--and to torpedo the U.S.A's attempts to dominate the Caribbean political and economic scene--but also analyzes the man's cultural legacy, from penning the words to "Guantanamera" to founding the modernist movement in Latin America.