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Zapata and the Mexican Revolution
     

Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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by John Womack
 

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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

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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.

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"The best piece of narrative history that has been written about modern Latin America in any language."--Ernest R. May

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394708539
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1970
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
412,479
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

John Womack, Jr., was born in 1937 in Norman, Oklahoma. He attended Harvard University, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laudein 1959. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford from 1959-1961, then returned to Harvard and received his Ph.D. in history in 1965. Mr. Womack is the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

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Zapata and the Mexican Revolution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Vanlh More than 1 year ago
The prior review is correct. In spite of the massive amount of research that went into the book, it reads like a novel. I believe this was also the author's PhD thesis at Harvard. It is one of the best books I have read, novel or fact.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellant biography of Zapata's life. It does an excellant job of creating a sense of the atmosphere and life of a small Mexican village after the turn of the century and the forces and events which lead a peasant people to revolt against great odds. This book is the result of great research but reads more like a novel.