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Organized agriculture and the labor movement before the UFW : Puerto Rico, Hawai'i, California / Dionicio Nodín Valdés.

By: Valdés, Dennis Nodín.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (vi, 313 p.) : map.ISBN: 9780292734722 (electronic bk.); 0292734727 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Agricultural laborers -- Puerto Rico -- History | Labor unions -- Puerto Rico -- History | Agricultural laborers -- Hawaii -- History | Labor unions -- Hawaii -- History | Agricultural laborers -- California -- History | Labor unions -- California -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Organized agriculture and the labor movement before the UFW.DDC classification: 331.88/130973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Colonizing a movement : the Federacion Libre de Trabajo in Puerto Rico -- Dreams of democratic unionism : the Confederacion General de Trabajadores and Puerto Rican agricultural workers -- Up from colonialism : Hawaiian plantation agriculture and the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union -- Challenges and survival : sustaining agricultural unionism in Hawai'i -- Marked in the annals of the labor movement : the National Farm Labor Union, organized labor, and the DiGiorgio Strike -- From factory to industrial area : areawide organizing in the San Joaquin and Imperial valleys.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Colonizing a movement : the Federacion Libre de Trabajo in Puerto Rico -- Dreams of democratic unionism : the Confederacion General de Trabajadores and Puerto Rican agricultural workers -- Up from colonialism : Hawaiian plantation agriculture and the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union -- Challenges and survival : sustaining agricultural unionism in Hawai'i -- Marked in the annals of the labor movement : the National Farm Labor Union, organized labor, and the DiGiorgio Strike -- From factory to industrial area : areawide organizing in the San Joaquin and Imperial valleys.

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Valdes (history, Michigan State Univ.) contends that past agricultural poverty was a function of capitalistic colonialism and racism, not the failure of attempts to successfully organize farm workers. To prove this hypothesis, Valdes familiarizes the reader with the "political and economic conquests by the United States" of Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and California as well as their labor histories. In each case, agricultural workers saw themselves as an oppressed class and took concerted action, regardless of race and ethnic differences among them, to successfully press their demands. In many cases, their class struggles proved to be only temporary, but there were successes nonetheless. Of note is the author's observation that these actions took place before the establishment of the United Farm Workers Union. This sophisticated study contains excellent notes, a glossary, and a large bibliography. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate and research collections. C. J. Munson Western Technical College

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