Signed First Edition of Cesar Chavez and the New American Revolution, an Account of Chavez and the UFW's Struggle
Book SignedMATTHIESSEN, Peter. Sal Si Puedes: Cesar Chavez and the New American Revolution. First edition. Signed by author. Not price clipped. A nonfiction account of Cesar Chavez and the struggles of the United Farm Workers to form a migrant workers' union to end the dramatic exploitation of temporary farm labor prevalent in the 1960s-70s. This book was the subject of a lawsuit, and later issues of the first edition came with a legal disclaimer pasted in. Matthiessen also revised it, and a new edition was issued a couple of years later. Matthiessen was an fascinating figure in his own right, from his early days as a CIA officer who founded the Paris Review magazine as a cover for his spying activities to his later career sympathizing with the American Indian Movement and environmental activism. A significant piece of reporting and social criticism chronicling one of the important labor movements of the Sixties. With original unclipped dust jacket. Spine sunned to DJ otherwise very good condition. The book is tight, clean and bright also very good condition.
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