Philip Vera Cruz: A Personal History of Filipino Immigrants by Craig Scharlin,Lilia Villanueva

By Craig Scharlin,Lilia Villanueva

Filipino farmworkers sat down within the grape fields of Delano, California, in 1965 and commenced the strike that caused a dramatic flip within the lengthy historical past of farm hard work struggles in California. Their efforts resulted in the production of the United Farm staff union below Cesar Chavez, with Philip Vera Cruz as its vice-president and highest-ranking Filipino officer.

Philip Vera Cruz (1904�1994) embodied the stories of the manong iteration, a massive wave of Filipino immigrants who got here to the USA among 1910 and 1930. rather than higher possibilities, they discovered racial discrimination, deplorable residing stipulations, and oppressive hard work practices. In his deeply reflective and thought-provoking oral memoir, Vera Cruz explores the toll those stipulations took on either households and individuals.

Craig Scharlin and Lilia V. Villanueva met Philip Vera Cruz in 1974 as volunteers within the building of Agbayani Village, the United Farm employees retirement advanced in Delano, California. This oral background, first released in 1992, is the manufactured from hundreds of thousands of hours of interviews. Elaine H. Kim teaches Asian American experiences on the college of California, Berkeley, and is the writer of Asian American Literature: An creation to the Writings and Their Social Context.

Show description

Read or Download Philip Vera Cruz: A Personal History of Filipino Immigrants and the Farmworkers Movement PDF

Best labour & industrial relations books

Storie senza storia: Indagine sull’emigrazione calabrese in Gran Bretagna (Teorie e oggetti delle scienze sociali) (Italian Edition)

Un libro sull’emigrazione dei primi anni Cinquanta dal Sud dell’Italia, che ricostruisce dalla voce dei protagonisti le vicende del trasferimento di intere famiglie – dalla Calabria all’Inghilterra – nella città industriale di Bedford. Le biografie degli immigrati, raccolte dall’Autore direttamente sul campo, sono l’occasione feconda in line with sperimentare tecniche e metodi dell’analisi qualitativa.

Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908–1940

Within the wake of Mexico’s revolution, artists performed a basic position in developing a countrywide identification based on operating humans and have been hailed for his or her contributions to fashionable paintings. Picturing the Proletariat examines 3 facets of this inventive legacy: the parallel paths of equipped exertions and artists’ collectives, the family between those teams and the country, and visible narratives of the employee.

Women's Work in East and West: The Dual Burden of Employment and Family Life: The Dual Burden of Employment and Family Life

Unmasking Administrative Evil discusses the ignored courting among evil and public affairs, in addition to different fields and professions in public life.

Historical Directory of Trade Unions: Volume 5, Including Unions in Printing and Publishing, Local Government, Retail and Distribution, Domestic Services, ... Employment, Financial Services, Agriculture

Regardless of frequent curiosity within the exchange union circulate and its historical past, it hasn't ever been effortless to track the advance of person unions, specifically these now defunct, or the place identify alterations or mergers have harassed the path. during this admire the traditional histories and commercial stories are likely to stimulate interest instead of fulfill it.

Extra resources for Philip Vera Cruz: A Personal History of Filipino Immigrants and the Farmworkers Movement

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.40 of 5 – based on 46 votes