Delano: The Story of the California Grape StrikeDelano: The Story of the California Grape Strike by John Gregory Dunne
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux on 1967
Genres: History, United States, State & Local, General, 20th Century, Political Science, Labor & Industrial Relations
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

"In September 1965, Filipino and Mexican American farm workers went on strike against grape growers in and around Delano, California. More than a labor dispute, the strike became a movement for social justice that helped redefine Latino and American politics. The strike also catapulted its leader, Cesar Chavez, into prominence as one of the most celebrated American political figures of the twentieth century. More than forty years after its original publication, Delano: The Story of the California Grape Strike, based on compelling first-hand reportage and interviews, retains both its freshness and its urgency in illuminating a moment of unusually significant social ferment." -- Book cover.