Further Readings and Archival Sources

Archival Collections

Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs – United Farm Workers of America, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/taxonomy/term/17)

Farmworker Movement Documentation Project, University of California-San Diego Library, San Diego, CA (https://libraries.ucsd.edu/farmworkermovement/)

George Gilmary Higgins Papers, The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (https://libraries.catholic.edu/special-collections/archives/collections/finding-aids/finding-aids.html?file=higginsfa)

National Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Ad Hoc Committee on Farm Labor Files, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Collection, The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.



Denney, M. (1979). Participant citizenship in a marginal group: Union mobilization of California farm workers. American Journal of Political Science 23(2), 330-337.

Garcia, M. (2013). A moveable feast: The UFW grape boycott and farm worker justice. International Labor and Working Class History, suppl. Strikes and Social Conflicts 83(Spring), 146-153.

Garcia, R. A. (1994). Cesar Chavez: A personal and historical testimony. Pacific Historical Review 63(2), 225-233.

Higgins, G. G. (1961). The migratory worker in American agriculture. Review of Social Economy 19(1), 43-56.

Pawel, M. (2013). A self-inflicted wound: Cesar Chavez and the paradox of the united farm workers. International Labor and Working Class History 83, 154-161.

Rodriguez, R. M. and Villarreal, A. (1994). The UFW strategies. San Jose Studies 20(2), 63-70.

Sullivan, P. J. (2001). Monsignor George G. Higgins: The labor priests’ priest. U.S. Catholic Historian 19(4), 103-118.

Sweeney, J. J. (2001). Reflections on Monsignor George Higgins. U.S. Catholic Historian, 19(4), 17-24.



Baker, R. K. (2010). “Go to the worker”: America’s labor apostles. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press.

Bardacke, Frank. (2012). Trampling out the vintage: Cesar Chavez and the two souls of the united farm workers. London, England: Verso Books.

Chavez, C., Jensen, R. J., Hammerback, J. C. (2002). The words of Cesar Chavez. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press.

Costello, G. M. (1984). Without fear or favor: George Higgins on the record. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications.

Dalton, F. J. (2003). The moral vision of Cesar Chavez. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.

Ferris, S., Sandoval, R., and Hembree, D. (1997). The fight in the fields: Cesar Chavez and the farm workers movement. New York, NY: Harcourt Brace.

Higgins, G. G. (1993). Organized labor and the church: Reflections of a labor priest. New York, NY: Paulist Press.

Matthiessen, P. (2014). Sal Si Puedes (Escape if you can): Cesar Chavez and the new American revolution. Berkley, CA: University of California Press.

Levy, J. E. (2007). Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa. Minneapolis, MN: The University of Minnesota Press.

O’Brien, J. J. (2005). George G. Higgins and the quest for worker justice: The evolution of Catholic social thought in America. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.  

Prouty, M. G. (2006). Cesar Chavez, the Catholic bishops, and the farmworkers’ struggle for social justice. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press.


Dissertations and Theses

Dalton, F. J. (1998). The moral vision of Cesar E. Chavez: An examination of his public life from an ethical perspective(Order No. 9910258, Graduate Theological Union). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 384-384. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/304432406?accountid=9940 (304432406).

Prouty, M. G. (2005). Cesar Chavez and the Catholic civil war, 1965--1977(Order No. 3169869, The Catholic University of America). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 353-353. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/305013332?accountid=9940  (305013332).

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