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Rebellion In Chiapas
     

Rebellion In Chiapas

by John Womack Jr. (Editor), John Womack (Preface by)
 

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Carlos Fuentes writes, “John Womack has an uncanny feeling for the infinitely complex strains of Mexico.” Here, Woack examines the conflict in Chiapas in light of 500 years of struggle and uneasy accomodation between the region’s Maya population and the Spanish conquerors and ladino landowners. Rebellion in Chiapas opens with a major

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Carlos Fuentes writes, “John Womack has an uncanny feeling for the infinitely complex strains of Mexico.” Here, Woack examines the conflict in Chiapas in light of 500 years of struggle and uneasy accomodation between the region’s Maya population and the Spanish conquerors and ladino landowners. Rebellion in Chiapas opens with a major new essay examining the Zapatista revolt and chronicling the attempts at a negotiated peace. It goes on to reveal the roots of the rebellion through a range of primary source materials and other key documents from the time of the conquest through the present.

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Library Journal
Few events in the past ten years have focused the interest of the world on Mexico like the unrest in the southern state of Chiapas. The revolutionary activities of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation have drawn attention to a 500-year struggle between the majority Mayan population and the Spanish and Mexican rulers of the region. Womack, a professor of Latin American history at Harvard and a prominent historian of 20th-century Mexico, has brought together a collection of readings and documents that illuminate this difficult and important struggle. Though some of the sources date from the 16th century, this collection concerns primarily the most recent conflict. Of great value is a 74-page introductory essay by Womack that traces the history of the conflict. This volume will be a welcome addition to most college and research libraries as well as many large public libraries.--Mark L. Grover, Brigham Young Univ. Lib., Provo, UT Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Womack (history, Harvard U.) has selected and translated 32 readings on the Zapatista rebellion in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas. The readings are taken from a wide spectrum of literature such as the Mexican press, historical articles, Zapatista declarations, memoirs, and a Latin American bishops conference paper. They shed light on why some of Chiapas' Indian poor revolted in 1994 and why others, equally intent on justice, did not. No Index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565844520
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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Jorge Castaneda
An immensely useful, balanced, wide-ranging, and insightful book about a fascinating and tragic history. John Womack has finally made it possible for American readers to understand the rebellion in Chiapas.

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John Womack, Jr. is a historian of Latin America. In 2009 he retired from his position as the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics at Harvard University. He is the author of Rebellion in Chiapas: An Historical Reader (The New Press).

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