Delano: The Story Of The California Grape Strike Summary

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Delano: The Story of the California Grape Strike (1967) is an inspiring story where the author, John Gregory Dunne is analyzing and documenting the outcomes of the California grape strike that took place in Delano. Dunne graduated in 1954 from Princeton with a A.B. in English, after, he was hired in New York with Time magazine (“John Gregory Dunne”). He is a well known novelist, journalist, and screen writer. Most of the screenplays that he wrote were alongside his wife, Joan Didion. She was already a well known novelist who was highly recognized. Together, they wrote Panic in Needle Park (1971) and it was well known screenplay they had together (“John Gregory Dunne”). However, when Dunne was writing Delano: The Story of the California Grape Strike he had a different approach to writing this non-fiction novel. He was there…show more content…
It provides many details with the grape strike and how many people were involved in the strike. Dunne showed that anyone can achieve greatness as long as they have the backbone and support. Anyone who is interested in learning about the grape strike, or someone who want to start an organization will get great ideas when reading this book. It shows how powerful Chavez was without using violence to achieve goals. The book is also a boundless read for minorities because people did not see minorities being capable to anything. Delano: The Story of the California Grape Strike shows that when groups work together, change can happen without violence. Even though most people were out get the minority groups, they were able to achieve a moment in history. This is a moment in California history where workers were able to get their rights when union groups were looked as communist. Even though NFWA seemed un credible, they are now well known and still stand today fighting for the rights of farm workers through out. Dunne showed how Cesar Chavez created a success in a labor union with the help of the
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