César Chávez, the Catholic Bishops, and the Farmworkers' Struggle for Social Justice

César Chávez, the Catholic Bishops, and the Farmworkers' Struggle for Social Justice

Book - 2006
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From the publisher's description: "Drawing upon rich, untapped archival sources at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Marco Prouty exposes the American Catholic hierarchy's internal, and often confidential, deliberations during the California farm labor crisis of the 1960s and 1970s. He traces the Church's gradual transition from reluctant mediator to outright supporter of Chávez, providing an intimate view of the Church's decision-making process and Chávez's steadfast struggle to win rights for farmworkers. This lucid, solidly researched text will be an invaluable addition to the fields of labor history, social justice, ethnic studies, and religious history."
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780816525553
0816525552
Characteristics: 185 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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