The Boycott Legend Sacrifices the Movement: Cesar Chavez and the Renewed Case for Radical Democracy

As Cesar Chavez embarked on high-profile fasts and associated activities, his self-sacrifice made him saint-like in the eyes of many. It also allowed Chavez to do things that appeared as antithetical to everything for which he stood. Joseph Nevins reviews Frank Bardacke's Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers.

Joseph Nevins

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