Pancho Villa's Revolution by Headlines

Pancho Villa's Revolution by Headlines

by Mark Cronlund Anderson
     
 

This colorful history of Pancho Villa as a propagandist tells how the legendary guerrilla waged war not only on the battlefield but also in the mass media, where he promoted his foreign policy of friendship with the United States in a bid to gain American backing for the Mexican Revolution between 1913 and 1915.

Mark Cronlund Anderson explores issues of race,

Overview

This colorful history of Pancho Villa as a propagandist tells how the legendary guerrilla waged war not only on the battlefield but also in the mass media, where he promoted his foreign policy of friendship with the United States in a bid to gain American backing for the Mexican Revolution between 1913 and 1915.

Mark Cronlund Anderson explores issues of race, identity, and the power of the mass media to explain how Villa dueled with his archrivals, Mexican dictator Victoriano Huerta and Villa’s ostensible colleague-in-arms, Venustiano Carranza, using a sophisticated public-relations machine.

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Through a discourse analysis of a wide range of newspapers and diplomatic documents, Anderson demonstrates that Villa was much more adroit at public relations than his rivals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806133751
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Cronlund Anderson is Assistant Professor of History at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.

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