"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.
See also Magaña ' s circular , Tochimilco , Puebla , June 30 , 1919 , AGM 30 : 34
: 555 ; Magaña to Zapata , Hueyapan , November 3 , 1918 , AGM 30 : 21 : 375 bis
; Knight , Mexican Revolution , 2 : 369 ; Palafox to Amezcua , Tlaltizapán ...
Author: Samuel Brunk
Publisher: UNM Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Before there was Che Guevara, there was Emiliano Zapata, the charismatic revolutionary who left indelible marks on Mexican politics and society. The sequel to Samuel Brunk's 1995 biography of Zapata, The Posthumous Career of Emiliano Zapata traces the power and impact of this ubiquitous, immortalized figure. Mining the massive extant literature on Zapata, supplemented by archival documents and historical newspaper accounts, Brunk explores frameworks of myth and commemoration while responding to key questions regarding the regime that emerged from the Zapatista movement, including whether it was spawned by a genuinely "popular" revolution. Blending a sophisticated analysis of hegemonic systems and nationalism with lively, accessible accounts of ways in which the rebel is continually resurrected decades after his death in a 1919 ambush, Brunk delves into a rich realm of artistic, geographical, militaristic, and ultimately all-encompassing applications of this charismatic icon. Examining all perspectives, from politicized commemorations of Zapata's death to popular stories and corridos, The Posthumous Career of Emiliano Zapata is an eloquent, engaging portrait of a legend incarnate.
Other accounts identified Zapata's double as Agustín Cortés; or Joaquín Cortés, a
compadre from Tepoztlán; or Jesús Capistrán, a member of Zapata's staff and,
again, a compadre; or simply a cousin. Zapata's son Nicolás was less interested
Author: Samuel Brunk
Publisher: University of Texas Press
This richly detailed study chronicles recent political events in southern Mexico, up to and including the July 2000 election of Vicente Fox. Lynn Stephen focuses on the meaning that Emiliano Zapata, the great symbol of land reform and human rights, has had and now has for rural Mexicans. Stephen documents the rise of the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas and shows how this rebellion was understood in other parts of Mexico, particularly in Oaxaca, giving a vivid sense of rural life in southern Mexico. Illuminating the cultural dimensions of these political events, she shows how indigenous Mexicans and others fashioned their own responses to neoliberal economic policy, which ended land reform, encouraged privatization, and has resulted in increasing socioeconomic stratification in Mexico. Mixing original ethnographic material drawn from years of fieldwork in Mexico with historical material from a variety of sources, Stephen shows how activists have appropriated symbols of the revolution to build the contemporary political movement. Her wide-ranging narrative touches on the history of land tenure, racism, gender issues in the Zapatista movement, local political culture, the Zapatista uprising of the 1990s and its aftermath, and more. A significant addition to our knowledge of social change in contemporary Mexico, Zapata Lives! also offers readers a model for engaged, activist anthropology.
I have met many elderly ejidatarios in Mexico who carry pictures of Zapata or who
have them in their homes, sometimes on the altar next to the images and statues
of saints and virgins. The image of Zapata in rural Mexico is not unlike the ...
Author: Lynn Stephen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
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.
Many would not believe Zapata was dead. Odd stories began to circulate. One
went that Zapata was too smart for the trap, and had dispatched a subordinate
who resembled him to the fatal meeting. Anyway, it went on, the corpse on
Author: John Womack
Category: Biography & Autobiography
mentions in an editorial note that his eldest brother, Antonio Zapata Olivella,
received second place in the Colombian novel competition in 1942 for his
unpublished novel, Trivios bajo el Sol (Junctions beneath the Sun). Continuing
the tradition ...
Author: Antonio D. Tillis
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In Rural Resistance in the Land of Zapata, Tanalís Padilla shows that the period from 1940 to 1968, generally viewed as a time of social and political stability in Mexico, actually saw numerous instances of popular discontent and widespread state repression. Padilla provides a detailed history of a mid-twentieth-century agrarian mobilization in the Mexican state of Morelos, the homeland of Emiliano Zapata. In so doing, she brings to the fore the continuities between the popular struggles surrounding the Mexican Revolution and contemporary rural uprisings such as the Zapatista rebellion. The peasants known in popular memory as Jaramillistas were led by Rubén Jaramillo (1900–1962). An agrarian leader from Morelos who participated in the Mexican Revolution and fought under Zapata, Jaramillo later became an outspoken defender of the rural poor. The Jaramillistas were inspired by the legacy of the Zapatistas, the peasant army that fought for land and community autonomy with particular tenacity during the Revolution. Padilla examines the way that the Jaramillistas used the legacy of Zapatismo but also transformed, expanded, and updated it in dialogue with other national and international political movements. The Jaramillistas fought persistently through legal channels for access to land, the means to work it, and sustainable prices for their products, but the Mexican government increasingly closed its doors to rural reform. The government ultimately responded with repression, pushing the Jaramillistas into armed struggle, and transforming their calls for local reform into a broader critique of capitalism. With Rural Resistance in the Land of Zapata, Padilla sheds new light on the decision to initiate armed struggle, women’s challenges to patriarchal norms, and the ways that campesinos framed their demands in relation to national and international political developments.
Located in the southern municipality of Zacatepec, the Emiliano Zapata mill
exerts a striking presence. Even amid the urban sprawl that today characterizes
Morelos's cities, the mill's smokestack, spewing a constant black stream, towers
Author: Tanalis Padilla
Publisher: Duke University Press
A new volume which includes the original screenplay, with its copious director's notes, and the narrative - this has followed on from a previously undiscovered manuscript by Steinbeck being found in the UCLA Research Library - the narrative treatment of the story on which he based his screenplay.
Thus the two versions of Zapata do not duplicate but complement each other;
together, they give a more colorful and extensive picture of Emiliano Zapata and
the Mexican revolution than either does alone. The shooting final of Viva Zapata!,
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin UK
· A timeline of important events in Zapata's life prefaces the narrative · Photographs depicting Zapata over the course of his turbulent public career provide glimpses of a legend · A complete bibliography provides students with a guide for further research · An appendix contains a hard-to-find Mexican ballad about Zapata's funeral with an original English prose translation
In June 1897—which was the year that Zapata would date the begin- ning of his
serious opposition to Díaz's political regime—Zapata found himself in enough
trouble to warrant his being arrested. Having con- flicts with the authorities was ...
Author: Albert Rolls
Category: Biography & Autobiography
2014 Readers' Choice Award WInner. It's 2052, and there's one less state in the union. Texas, now known as the Republic of Texas, has seceded, just like it did in 1861, though for different reasons this time. Rebecca lives in New Zapata, a border town in The Republic of Texas. She's nineteen years old, born and raised in the R of T, and doesn't remember a time when things were different, though her Aunt Cathy does. Rebecca's married to Chad, the boy who charmed her into an unplanned pregnancy. She loves her young son, Luke, but she almost died giving birth to him. That means Rebecca has a problem. Because in New Zapata, birth control and abortion are illegal. So is divorce. And Chad thinks sex is his husbandly right. There's an underground of sorts in The R of T, and it reaches even as far as sleepy New Zapata. A group of older women--Rebecca's Aunt Cathy and some others--have been gathering under the guise of having Bunco parties to try to help women in Rebecca's position. These ladies remember a time when things were different, when women did have choices. But it's a dangerous game to defy the R of T. Rebecca and her friends may end up playing for their lives.
“I lockedit.” Bonnie cocks her headat me. “Oh.”Itake the few steps back to the
tableand sit down again. “We're locking doorsin broad daylight now, I guess.”
Itfeels strange. Nobody inNew Zapata—at least not inthis part—locks theirdoors;
Author: Teri Hall
Publisher: Teri Hall
Winner of the 1999 Independent Publisher Book Award for Creative Non-fiction/Memoir in the US'In this book, full of Martin Espada's intelligence and heart, poetry emerges as passionate artistic practice, and essays as acts of tough-minded engagement.' Adrienne RichIn his first collection of essays, award-winning poet Martin Espada turns his fierce critical eye toward a broad range of urgent political and cultural issues. With the same insight and integrity displayed in his poetry, Espada chronicles many struggles of the Latino community: the backlash against Latino immigrants and the Spanish language, the borders of racism, and U.S. colonialism in Puerto Rico.
Zapata ' s Disciple and Perfect Brie In December 1949 , in Biloxi , Mississippi , my
father was arrested for not going to the back of the bus . A darkskinned Puerto
Rican raised in New York , he did not accept the laws of Jim Crow . A judge ...
Author: Martín Espada
Publisher: South End Press
Category: Literary Collections