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Tierra Y LibertadLand, Liberty, and Latino Housing$
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Steven W. Bender

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814791257

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814791257.001.0001

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Loss and Lettuce

Loss and Lettuce

The César Chávez Legacy

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(p.13) 1 Loss and Lettuce
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Tierra Y Libertad
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Steven W. Bender

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814791257.003.0002

This chapter offers an account of the loss by César Chávez as a child of his family homestead as it fell victim to the Great Depression and the forces of lawyers, foreclosure, and economic struggle. The fate of the Chávez family farm illuminates some of the factors that shifted millions of acres in the Southwest from Mexican to Anglo hands in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Keywords:   César Chávez, Great Depression, family farm

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