Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

Author: John Womack

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 961

This essential volume recalls the activities of Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919), a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution; he formed and commanded an important revolutionary force during this conflict. Womack focuses attention on Zapata's activities and his home state of Morelos during the Revolution. Zapata quickly rose from his position as a peasant leader in a village seeking agrarian reform. Zapata's dedication to the cause of land rights made him a hero to the people. Womack describes the contributing factors and conditions preceding the Mexican Revolution, creating a narrative that examines political and agrarian transformations on local and national levels.

The Mexican Revolution 1910–20

Author: Philip Jowett

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 564

Some of the most famous Western movies have been set against the background of the Mexican Revolution of the early 20th century. Now, for the first time in English, Osprey offer a concise but fact-packed account of the events, armies, uniforms and weapons of those ten chaotic and bloody years, putting in context such famous but half-understood names as Diaz, Pancho Villa, Zapata, Madero and Huerta. The text is illustrated with many rare and fascinating period photographs, and with eight detailed color plates of orfiristas and Rurales, Maderisitas, Federales, Villistas, Zapatistas,and US volunteers and intervention troops.

The Mexican Revolution: Counter-revolution and reconstruction

Author: Alan Knight

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 679

View: 436

Volume 2 of The Mexican Revolution begins with the army counter-revolution of 1913, which ended Francisco Madero's liberal experiment and installed Victoriano Huerta's military rule. After the overthrow of the brutal Huerta, Venustiano Carranza came to the forefront, but his provisional government was opposed by Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, who come powefully to life in Alan Knight's book. Knight offers a fresh interpretation of the great schism of 1914-15, which divided the revolution in its moment of victory, and which led to the final bout of civil war between the forces of Villa and Carranza. By the end of this brilliant study of a popular uprising that deteriorated into political self-seeking and vengeance, nearly all the leading players have been assassinated. In the closing pages, Alan Knight ponders the essential question: what had the revolution changed? His two-volume history, at once dramatic and scrupulously documented, goes against the grain of traditional assessments of the "last great revolution."

The Mexican Revolution

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Alan Knight

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: HISTORY

Page: 125

View: 570

The Mexican Revolution was a 'great' revolution, decisive for Mexico, important within Latin America, and comparable to the other major revolutions of modern history. Alan Knight offers a succinct account of the period, from the initial uprising against Porfirio Díaz and the ensuing decade of civil war, to the enduring legacy of the Revolution.

The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1940

Author: Michael J. Gonzales

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 527

Examines Mexican politics and government from the dictatorship of General Porfirio Dâiaz to the presidency of General Lâazaro Câardenas.

The Mexican Revolution

Counter-revolution and reconstruction

Author: Alan Knight

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 679

View: 377

This comprehensive two-volume history of the Mexican Revolution presents a new interpretation of one of the world's most important revolutions. While it reflects the many facets of this complex and far-reaching historical subject it emphasises its fundamentally local, popular and agrarian character and locates it within a more general comparative context.-- Publisher.

The Mexican Revolution

A Short History, 1910-1920

Author: Stuart Easterling

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 705

“An excellent account and analysis of the Mexican Revolution, its background, its course, and its legacy . . . an important contribution [and] a must read!” (Samuel Farber, author of Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959). The most significant event in modern Mexican history, the Mexican Revolution of 1910-20 remains a subject of debate and controversy. Why did it happen? What makes it distinctive? Was it even a revolution at all? In The Mexican Revolution, Stuart Easterling offers a concise chronicle of events from the fall of the longstanding Díaz regime to Gen. Obregón’s ascent to the presidency. In a comprehensible style, aimed at students and general readers, Easterling sorts through the revolution’s many internal conflicts, and asks whether or not its leaders achieved their goals.

Black and Brown

African Americans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920

Author: Gerald Horne

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 275

View: 691

Drawing on archives on both sides of the border, the author chronicles the political currents which created and then undermined the Mexican border as a relative safe haven for African Americans.

Photographing the Mexican Revolution

Commitments, Testimonies, Icons

Author: John Mraz

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 315

View: 178

The Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920 is among the world’s most visually documented revolutions. Coinciding with the birth of filmmaking and the increased mobility offered by the reflex camera, it received extraordinary coverage by photographers and cineastes—commercial and amateur, national and international. Many images of the Revolution remain iconic to this day—Francisco Villa galloping toward the camera; Villa lolling in the presidential chair next to Emiliano Zapata; and Zapata standing stolidly in charro raiment with a carbine in one hand and the other hand on a sword, to mention only a few. But the identities of those who created the thousands of extant images of the Mexican Revolution, and what their purposes were, remain a huge puzzle because photographers constantly plagiarized each other’s images. In this pathfinding book, acclaimed photography historian John Mraz carries out a monumental analysis of photographs produced during the Mexican Revolution, focusing primarily on those made by Mexicans, in order to discover who took the images and why, to what ends, with what intentions, and for whom. He explores how photographers expressed their commitments visually, what aesthetic strategies they employed, and which identifications and identities they forged. Mraz demonstrates that, contrary to the myth that Agustín Víctor Casasola was “the photographer of the Revolution,” there were many who covered the long civil war, including women. He shows that specific photographers can even be linked to the contending forces and reveals a pattern of commitment that has been little commented upon in previous studies (and completely unexplored in the photography of other revolutions).

The Mexican Revolution 1910–20

Author: Philip Jowett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 520

Some of the most famous Western movies have been set against the background of the Mexican Revolution of the early 20th century. Now, for the first time in English, Osprey offer a concise but fact-packed account of the events, armies, uniforms and weapons of those ten chaotic and bloody years, putting in context such famous but half-understood names as Diaz, Pancho Villa, Zapata, Madero and Huerta. The text is illustrated with many rare and fascinating period photographs, and with eight detailed color plates of orfiristas and Rurales, Maderisitas, Federales, Villistas, Zapatistas,and US volunteers and intervention troops.

Villa and Zapata

A History of the Mexican Revolution

Author: Frank McLynn

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 400

A stirring, authoritative account of the Mexican Revolution, told through the lives of its infamous rebel-outlaws: Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata Villa and Zapata vividly chronicles the decade of bloody events that followed the eruption of the Mexican Revolution in 1910 and made legends of the rebels Francisco "Pancho" Villa and Emiliano Zapata. Mexico's was the first massive social revolution of the twentieth century, visiting economic, cultural, and racial strife on a country already exploited by oppressive officials and crippled by poverty, but also offering hope to its people. The ruthless Villa and his army of ex-cowboys in the north and Zapata, recruiting his infantry from the sugar plantations of the south, successfully waged a devastating war on two fronts and brought down a string of autocrats in Mexico City. But the two men failed to make common cause and ultimately fell victim to intrigues more treacherous than their own.

The Wind that Swept Mexico

The History of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1942

Author: Anita Brenner

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 587

Numerous photographs complement this classic history of the dramatic events following the overflow of Porfirio Diaz

The Spirit of Hidalgo

The Mexican Revolution in Coahuila

Author: Suzanne B. Pasztor

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 436

This book fills a significant gap in the scholarship of the Mexican revolution. Features: Explore the causes, course, and consequences of the Mexican Revolution in Coahuila. Examines the movements led by Coahuila's native sons, Madero and Carranza that helped to define the Mexican Revolution. Includes a detailed history of the north-eastern state of Coahuila from the late Porfirian era to approximately 1920. Evaluates the social, political, and economic developments that contributed to revolutionary activity within Coahuila and that helped to shape the movements led by Francisco I. Madero and Venustiano Carranza. Analyses the outcomes of the revolution and studies the reforms introduced thereafter.

The Mexican Revolution on the World Stage

Intellectuals and Film in the Twentieth Century

Author: Adela Pineda Franco

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 505

Explores the wide-ranging impact of the Mexican Revolution on global cinema and Western intellectual thought. The first major social revolution of the twentieth century, the Mexican Revolution was visually documented in technologically novel ways and to an unprecedented degree during its initial armed phase (1910–21) and the subsequent years of reconstruction (1921–40). Offering a sweeping and compelling new account of this iconic revolution, The Mexican Revolution on the World Stage reveals its profound impact on both global cinema and intellectual thought in and beyond Mexico. Focusing on the period from 1940 to 1970, Adela Pineda Franco examines a group of North American, European, and Latin American filmmakers and intellectuals who mined this extensive visual archive to produce politically engaged cinematic works that also reflect and respond to their own sociohistorical contexts. The author weaves together multilayered analysis of individual films, the history of their production and reception, and broader intellectual developments to illuminate the complex relationship between culture and revolution at the onset of World War II, during the Cold War, and amid the anti-systemic movements agitating Latin America in the 1960s. Ambitious in scope, this book charts an innovative transnational history of not only the visual representation but also the very idea of revolution. “The Mexican Revolution on the World Stage is a first-rate, thoroughly researched work that opens a new area of inquiry in the field. It reveals how the visual archive of the revolution has been locally and globally used and abused to either ascertain or contest the significance of the revolution in differing contexts and periods by delving into the ideological complexities, even paradoxes, of cultural production.” — Zuzana M. Pick, author of Constructing the Image of the Mexican Revolution: Cinema and the Archive “This book is a vital and compelling historical analysis of the contexts and contribution international filmmakers have made to the construction of the Mexican Revolution on film. The archival research is impressive and wide-ranging.” — Niamh Thornton, author of Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Film

Villa

Author: Robert L. Scheina

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 809

Analyzes the raucous career of one of the Mexican Revolution's central figures

Intervention!

The United States and the Mexican Revolution, 1913-1917

Author: John S. D. Eisenhower

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 393

View: 309

Recounts President Woodrow Wilson's abortive efforts to preserve democracy in Mexico amid political chaos

Revolutionary Mexico

The Coming and Process of the Mexican Revolution, Tenth Anniversary Edition

Author: John Mason Hart

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 478

View: 733

Looks at the Mexican Revolution against the background of world history, discusses the causes of the revolt, and compares it with those in Iran, Russia, and China

The Mexican Revolution

A History From Beginning to End

Author: Hourly History

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mexico

Page: 48

View: 893

Mexican Revolution Over a period of more than ten years, following the overthrow of the government in 1910, Mexico experienced a period of intense and bloody warfare as a bewildering array of factions in ever-changing alliances took power and then lost it. Presidents were elected (or elected themselves) and were then deposed or assassinated. New factions appeared with impressive sounding slogans, took to the field, and were either wiped out and never heard of again or became the next government. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Porfiriato ✓ The Unlikely Revolutionary ✓ Reign and Assassination of Madero ✓ The Iron Hand of Huerta ✓ Carranza Takes on Zapata and Villa ✓ Last Man Standing And much more! The Mexican Revolution is confusing and difficult to understand--there is, for example, still no agreement between scholars and historians on when it ended--but it is essential in understanding the national identity of modern Mexico. The civil war produced heroes whose names live on in legend and villains whose bloody exploits are still horrifying. It also caused anything up to two million casualties both as a direct result of the fighting and in the famine, economic hardship, and disease which followed in its wake.Modern Mexico was created out of the turmoil of the Mexican Revolution; this is the story of la revolución mexicana.

The Underdogs

A Novel of the Mexican Revolution

Author: Mariano Azuela

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 727

'This is not only a novel of the Mexican Revolution, but also of our own contemporary madness, and Sergio Waisman's translation captures its full force and fervor.' - Sandra Cisneros, author of the House on Mango Street With revolution sweeping the Mexican countryside, Demetrio Macias, a poor illiterate Indian, is forced to join the rebels in order to save his family. His courage and charisma earn him important friends-and a generalship in the army of the legendary Pancho Villa-but in the face of mounting defeats and increasing factionalism, Demetrio begins to feel estranged from the cause. Mariano Azuela's stirring novel about the first great revolution of the twentieth century is a powerful portrait of the disillusionment of war, an authentic representation of Mexico's peasant life, and an iconic novel of the Latin American experience. 'An essential book for Mexico. Mariano Azuela's pen is a warm gun, and Sergio Waisman's translation, introduction, and notes are a s vivid, well aimed, and sharp as the gunshots in the battle.' - Elena Poniatowska Translated with an Introduction and Notes by SERGIO WAISMAN .