Mexican Revolution: A People's History

Overview

First published in Spanish in 1971, The Mexican Revolution has been praised by Mexico’s Nobel Prize–winning author Octavio Paz as a “notable contribution” to history and is widely recognized as a seminal account of the Mexican Revolution. Written during the author’s time as a political prisoner in the famous penitentiary of Lecumberri in Mexico, it sold thousands of copies in its first edition, becoming widely accepted as the official textbook by history faculties in Mexico despite Gilly’s continued ...

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Overview

First published in Spanish in 1971, The Mexican Revolution has been praised by Mexico’s Nobel Prize–winning author Octavio Paz as a “notable contribution” to history and is widely recognized as a seminal account of the Mexican Revolution. Written during the author’s time as a political prisoner in the famous penitentiary of Lecumberri in Mexico, it sold thousands of copies in its first edition, becoming widely accepted as the official textbook by history faculties in Mexico despite Gilly’s continued incarceration. It has gone through more than thirty editions in Mexico and been translated into French and Greek.

This comprehensively revised and updated edition of the original text is now available with a foreword by Latin American history scholar Friedrich Katz and a new preface by the author. A true “people’s history,” The Mexican Revolution is a stirring, bottom-up account of an event whose reverberations are still felt throughout Latin America and the rest of the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595581235
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/19/2006
  • Series: New Press People's History Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 628,761
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Adolfo Gilly is a professor of history at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He has written numerous books on the history and politics of Mexico and Latin America, including Inside the Cuban Revolution and Chiapas and the Rebellion of the Enchanted World. He lives in Mexico City.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Capitalist development 1
2 1910 40
3 Zapatism 60
4 The northern division 94
5 The convention 127
6 Mexico City, December 1914 148
7 From Celaya to Queretaro 183
8 The Morelos commune 240
9 1920 298
10 Epilogue 327
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