- Title Pages
- Part I Loss
- 1 Loss and Lettuce
- 2 Southwest Ranchos
- 3 Fields of Dreams
- 4 Loss in the Tortilla Flats
- 5 Lenders and Loss
- Part II Exclusion
- 6 Exclusion of Undocumented Immigrants
- 7 Exclusion by Public Law
- 8 Exclusion by Private Law
- Part III Geographic Examples of Loss and Exclusion
- 9 Born in East L.A.
- 10 Little Havana
- 11 Spanish Harlem
- Part IV Reclamation and Reform
- 12 Tierra y Libertad
- 13 Policy Considerations in Formulating Housing Reform
- 14 Lowering the Cost of Housing and Credit
- 15 Equity for Latino/as and the Poor
- About the Author
The César Chávez Legacy
- (p.13) 1 Loss and Lettuce
- Tierra Y Libertad
Steven W. Bender
- NYU Press
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.
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