Dr. Araiza's book is out in paperback!
Congratulations to Dr. Araiza!
Persuading a publisher to release a scholarly historical study in paperback can be an uphill challenge. So the History Department is happy to celebrate the paperback release of Lauren Araiza's To March for Others The Black Freedom Struggle and the United Farm Workers, which has sold enough hardcover copies to convince the University of Pennsylvania Press to release it in paperback. This new paperback version will make Dr. Araiza's important study more affordable and available to students and the general public.
As the UPenn website explains: “To March for Others explores the reasons why black activists, who were committed to their own fight for equality during this period, crossed racial, socioeconomic, geographic, and ideological divides to align themselves with a union of predominantly Mexican American farm workers in rural California. Lauren Araiza considers the history, ideology, and political engagement of these five civil rights organizations, representing a broad spectrum of African American activism, and compares their attitudes and approaches to multiracial coalitions. Through their various relationships with the UFW, Araiza examines the dynamics of race, class, labor, and politics in twentieth-century freedom movements. The lessons in this eloquent and provocative study apply to a broader understanding of political and ethnic coalition building in the contemporary United States.”