By Jacques E. Levy, Fred Ross Jr.
“[An] enormously fascinating and intimate oral heritage . . . opposed to a historical past of resorts and all-night cafs and moves, the excessive reduction during which the characters stand out is really attention-grabbing. Jacques Levy’s biography of Chavez has unforgettable descriptive passages and superb photographs.” —The Nation
Mexican-American civil rights and hard work activist Cesar Chavez (1927–1993), involves lifestyles during this vibrant portrait of the charismatic and influential fighter who boycotted supermarkets and took on enterprises, the govt., and the strong Teamsters Union. Jacques E. Levy won unheard of entry to Chavez and the United Farm employees Union in penning this account of 1 of the main profitable hard work hobbies in historical past that may additionally function a guidebook for social and political change.
“[The] definitive paintings. The book’s significant contribution lies in its portrait of the guy himself—deeply non secular in a virtually mystical type; a committed battler, yet no longer a committed hater; a pacesetter who not just won't ask, yet won't let his fans to make the sacrifices he has made.” —Publishers Weekly
“One of the heroic figures of our time.” —Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Jacques E. Levy (1927–2004), a prize-winning journalist, spent six years with Cesar Chavez studying and penning this book.
Fred Ross Jr. is a spokesperson for the carrier Employees’ foreign Union and the son of Fred Ross, Chavez’s mentor.
Jacqueline Levy is the daughter of Jacques E. Levy and a highschool technological know-how instructor in Sonoma County, California.
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Extra resources for Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa
He taught us how to take a sardine can after it was open, cut the top off, and attach wooden wheels to it with wire or a nail. He also taught us how to make tractors out of wooden spools of thread. But my dad was usually too busy to spend much time with us. My mom kept the family together. She was the sort of woman who had time for her children, who would talk with us. She used many dichos—proverbs—and they all had a real purpose. "What you do to others, others do to you" was one of them. " Though she was illiterate, she had a tremendous memory.
It was an ancient Mexican dicho meaning there is more time than life. That fall, about 150 workers meeting in Fresno approved a program of service based on the needs brought out at the house meetings, and that program was used in the next three years to draw xxx Prologue more workers deeply into La Causa. When a worker received some desperately needed help, he could be expected to feel a certain amount of loyalty toward the group from which it came. And let that worker give a small amount each month to keep La Causa going and, on top of that, bring the organizers food from the field and have them over to dinner frequently—then that worker would move from mere routine loyalty to a sense of fierce possessiveness that only comes when one gives to another of that which he has so pitifully little himself.
In fact, one of the three major influences in my life was my upbringing by my mother and dad and the kind of family we had. The other two were my years of training and experiences in CSO and the experiences in the Union. I don't think we were babied, because my dad was strict about certain things. He was very stern about obeying him, but very lenient about many other things. If he asked us to do something, we had to do it, and he didn't want to tell us twice. He was affectionate, but in terms that were very different than my mother's.
Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa by Jacques E. Levy, Fred Ross Jr.