Published by International Publishers on 1975
Genres: Agricultural laborers, California, History, Labor unions, Mexican Americans, United Farm Workers, Business & Economics, Labor, Political Science, Labor & Industrial Relations
In this book, Sam Kushner has outlined the century-long struggle of farm laborers to organize themselves for a better life. Kushner's writing combines a deep personal commitment to social justice with thorough-going journalistic skill and an historian's grasp of the many forces at work in California farm labor history.
The author of this book, who has distinguished himself as the farm labor reporter for the "People's World," has covered the nine year struggle of the United Farm Worker's Union with more depth and accuracy than any other journalist on the scene, gaining the reputation of an expert through his intimate knowledge of the strike, its protagonists and its broad historical significance.
~ Bert Corona, Secretary of C.A.S.A. (Brotherhood of General Workers), a national organization of immigrant workers; professor, Chicano Studies Department, California State University at Los Angeles, former president of the Mexican-American Political Association (MAPA)