Successes and Failures of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union
Learn about the successes and failures of Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers Union and the grape boycott.
From 1965 until January 31, 1978, union volunteers extended the reach and power of the UFW through a successful boycott of grapes and, to a lesser extent, lettuce and wine.
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“From the Jaws of Victory” delves deeply into Chavez’s attitudes and beliefs, and how they changed over time. Based on little-known sources and one-of-a-kind oral histories with many veterans of the farm worker movement, this book revises much of what we know about the United Farm Workers Union.