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Published: 30 September 2010

368 Pages | 10 black and white line illustrations, 18 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199757855

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Why David Sometimes Wins

Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement

Marshall Ganz

  • Ganz, because of his long leadership role within the UFW, is unusually well placed as an insider, organizer, and later as a scholar, to write a moving narrative history of this remarkable movement
  • Presents an original argument that an organization's ability to devise good strategy - driven by leadership - translates into an ability to take advantage of opportunities and with it the likelihood of success
  • The topics encompassed by the movement - immigration, Mexican-American politics, the struggles of labor unions, a living wage and benefits for working class families - still resonate in today's political climate