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Cesar Chavez Autobiography of La Causa by Jacques E. Levy

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Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press .
Written in English


  • Biography: general,
  • Biography: historical,
  • Industrial relations,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Ethnic Cultures - General,
  • General,
  • Political,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights,
  • Political Science / Labor & Industrial Relations,
  • Historical - General,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - General,
  • Biography,
  • Labor leaders,
  • Mexican Americans,
  • Migrant agricultural laborers,
  • United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsJr., Fred Ross (Foreword), Jacqueline M. Levy (Afterword)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages600
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9481604M
ISBN 100816650497
ISBN 109780816650491

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