AirTalk for October 26, 2009

Cesar Chavez and The Union of Their Dreams

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Bloomsbury

The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chávez's Farm Worker Movement

In the book "The Union of Their Dreams," Miriam Pawel describes the rise of the United Farm Workers under its charismatic leader, Cesar Chávez. Pawel details how the farm workers made the first successful attempt to unionize in the United States and trained a new generation of activists. She also traces the eventual fall of the union, as Chávez struggled to maintain control of the organization. Miriam Pawel joins Larry Mantle to discuss the legacy of the United Farm Workers movement.

Guest:


Miriam Pawel, author of "The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chávez's Farm Worker Movement"(Bloomsbury). She spent twenty-five years working for Newsday and the Los Angeles Times. She was recently an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow and a John Jacobs Fellow at the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies.


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