Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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.

Author: John Womack

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307803320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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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Emiliano Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

Describes the Mexican Revolution in the early twentieth century, focusing on the general Emiliano Zapata, who was considered a leader of the Mexican poor, and discusses his legacy after his death.

Author: R. Conrad Stein

Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub

ISBN: 1599351633

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Describes the Mexican Revolution in the early twentieth century, focusing on the general Emiliano Zapata, who was considered a leader of the Mexican poor, and discusses his legacy after his death.
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Villa and Zapata

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 ...

Author: Frank McLynn

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786710888

Category: History

Page: 496

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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.
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Villa and Zapata

The two greatest rebel leaders were Francisco (Pancho) Villa and Emiliano Zapata, who, like Nelson and Wellington, were destined to meet only once.

Author: Frank McLynn

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UVA:X004435702

Category: Mexico

Page: 459

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A gripping account explores the first massive revolution to fracture the 20th century and presents a biography of the two passionate men who implemented it. of photos.
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The Mexican Revolution Counter revolution and reconstruction

In the closing pages, Alan Knight ponders the essential question: what had the revolution changed?

Author: Alan Knight

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803277717

Category: History

Page: 679

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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."
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A Mexican Revolution Photo History

Using available original photographs, Marco Portales highlights how the revolution erupted, clarifying complicated allicances, duplicities, and betrayals, explaining who did what to whom, when, and why.

Author: Marco Portales

Publisher:

ISBN: 1465282041

Category: Cristero Rebellion, 1926-1929

Page: 152

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Emiliano Zapata

Featuring rare photographs of Zapata and primary sources that contextualize his life, this volume in the World in a Life series is the only contemporary text intended for general audiences.

Author: Paul Hart

Publisher: World in a Life

ISBN: 0190688084

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Combining a brisk, well-crafted narrative with incisive analysis, Emiliano Zapata: Mexico's Social Revolutionary examines the life of one of the leading figures of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). An essential figure in any discussion of Latin American or Mexican history, Zapata continues to wield great influence throughout the region today. His advocacy of agrarian reform and peasants' rights, his dashing lifestyle, and his assassination make him a fascinating figure. Featuring rare photographs of Zapata and primary sources that contextualize his life, this volume in the World in a Life series is the only contemporary text intended for general audiences.
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Viva Zapata

Author: Carlos Fuentes

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:48349164

Category:

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Emiliano Zapata

"Emphasizing the man rather than the movement, the author provides an excellent political biography of Zapata.

Author: Samuel Brunk

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826316204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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"Emphasizing the man rather than the movement, the author provides an excellent political biography of Zapata. Concludes that Zapata was successful as a local and regional leader but could not make the transition to national leadership, primarily becauseof the activities of his urban advisors in late 1914 and early 1915"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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The Mexican Revolution 1910 1940

Gonzales offers a path breaking overview of the revolution from its origins in the Díaz dictatorship through the presidency of radical General Lázaro Cárdenas (1934-1940) drawn from archival sources and a vast secondary literature.

Author: Michael J. Gonzales

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826327819

Category: History

Page: 319

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This judicious history of modern Mexico's revolutionary era will help all readers, and in particular students, understand the first great social uprising of the twentieth century. In 1911, land-hungry peasants united with discontented political elites to overthrow General Porfirio Díaz, who had ruled Mexico for three decades. Gonzales offers a path breaking overview of the revolution from its origins in the Díaz dictatorship through the presidency of radical General Lázaro Cárdenas (1934-1940) drawn from archival sources and a vast secondary literature. His interpretation balances accounts of agrarian insurgencies, shifting revolutionary alliances, counter-revolutions, and foreign interventions to delineate the triumphs and failures of revolutionary leaders such as Francisco I. Madero, Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, Alvaro Obregón, and Venestiano Carranza. What emerges is a clear understanding of the tangled events of the period and a fuller appreciation of the efforts of revolutionary presidents after 1916 to reinvent Mexico amid the limitations imposed by a war-torn countryside, a hostile international environment, and the resistance of the Catholic Church and large land-owners.
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The Mexican Revolution

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.

Author: Stuart Easterling

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781608461837

Category: History

Page: 178

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“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.
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Emiliano Zapata

His flag was Liberty and Justice, the exact opposites of the two burdens that had tyrannized the rural population: work in semi-slavery conditions and immense inequality.

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1546723366

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*Includes pictures *Includes Zapata's quotes and descriptions of his life and career *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." - Emiliano Zapata A little more than 100 years ago a Mexican peasant named Emiliano Zapata gathered a rural army from the plantations and villages of southern Mexico, seized the lands of the haciendas, and began to distribute them among the peasants of Anenecuilco, his hometown, in the state of Morelos. Outraged and impatient with the ceaseless destitution of the indigenous peoples at the hands of the landowners, he had decided to take justice in his hands. His flag was Liberty and Justice, the exact opposites of the two burdens that had tyrannized the rural population: work in semi-slavery conditions and immense inequality. Zapata, who in a few years assembled a popular army of 25,000, was a unique case in the history of Mexico. His country's past had consisted of opportunist generals revolting against the government seeking not to make justice, but to seize power. Conversely, Zapata was not interested in politics or power plays, except in their most practical and immediate form: to distribute land among the peasants; to allow them to work in peace; and to defend their gains by force of arms. Thus, it was only inevitable that in his time, he was seen as a menace, someone to get rid of in order to return to peace and order. Nearly a century after his death, Zapata remains an opaque figure. To call oneself a Zapatista in Mexico can get a person in trouble, yet he led one of the peasant rebellions most studied by scholars. Historians have produced biographies that portray him as a hero, such as John Womack in the 1960s, and that of his successor and closest aide, Gildardo Magana, who wrote one shortly after Zapata's death. More meticulous books have appeared in recent past, like the one by Samuel Brunk, who concedes that the press may have exaggerated Zapata's exploits, but not completely. Despite the debates, the caudillo of the south continues to shine for his clarity of principles and intransigence, his refusal to compromise with the powerful, and his refusal to be a subordinate. He remained faithful to the death in his struggle for the oppressed, and he always despised power. On those grounds, although surely it was never his intention, Zapata became an international symbol, and as a result, many Mexicans have chosen to remember him as one of the noblest, most honest and bravest figures in their nation's history. Emiliano Zapata: The Life and Legacy of the Mexican Revolution's Iconic Leader chronicles the life of one of Mexico's most legendary figures. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Emiliano Zapata like never before, in no time at all.
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The Mexican Revolution 1910 20

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.

Author: Philip Jowett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472807182

Category: History

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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.
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The Mexican Revolution

A definitive history of the Mexican Revolution

Author: Alan Knight

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803277709

Category: History

Page: 679

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A definitive history of the Mexican Revolution
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Strategy and Tactics of the Mexican Revolution 1910 1915

The final year of maneuver warfare, 1915, witnessed the largest battles ever to take place on the North American continent, except for the U.S. Civil War.This volume examines the strategies formulated through the Revolution's many twists ...

Author: Joe Lee Janssens

Publisher:

ISBN: 0996478957

Category: History

Page: 300

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The Mexican Revolution started slowly, but after five years major combat operations had spread from the state of Chihuahua to every corner of the nation, drawing in new and varied fighting traditions. The final year of maneuver warfare, 1915, witnessed the largest battles ever to take place on the North American continent, except for the U.S. Civil War.This volume examines the strategies formulated through the Revolution's many twists and turns, and analyzes the tactics employed in order to explain the rise and fall of Francisco I. Madero, and why and how the Constitutionalists emerged victorious against the armies of Francisco "Pancho" Villa and Emiliano Zapata.
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