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Dolores Huerta : Voice for the Working Poor - Alex Van

Dolores Huerta

Voice for the Working Poor

By: Alex Van

Paperback Published: 1st November 2010
ISBN: 9780778725459
Number Of Pages: 112
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old

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Born in 1930 in a small mining town in New Mexico and raised in the farming region of California's San Joaquin Valley, Dolores Huerta (born Dolores Fernndez) grew up in a climate charged by political activism. Fueled by her own contact with migrant farm workersmost of them Mexican immigrantsDolores became an outspoken activist and organizer. At the time, these workers had virtually no access to the system of labor laws and conditions under which they lived and worked. When she founded the United Farm Workers in 1962 with legendary Mexican American labor leader Csar Chvez, it became a seminal moment in U.S. labor history. This brave and resourceful leader in the struggle for human rights also worked toward improving the lives of workers, voters, immigrants, and women.

Elementary Teacher Turned Activistp. 1
The Fighting Spirit Runs in the Familyp. 13
The Irresistible Pull of Social Activismp. 27
A Union Is Bornp. 41
Strike Action!p. 53
Fighting the Good Fightp. 67
Meeting challenges Head Onp. 85
Still Fighting for the Underdogp. 95
Chronologyp. 104
Glossaryp. 106
Further Informationp. 108
Indexp. 110
About the Authorp. 112
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ISBN: 9780778725459
ISBN-10: 0778725456
Series: Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies
Audience: Children
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
For Grades: 5 - 8
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st November 2010
Publisher: Novella Distribution
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 18.49  x 0.71
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised