The Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution First published in Spanish in The Mexican Revolution has been praised by Mexico s Nobel Prize winning author Octavio Paz as a notable contribution to history and is widely recognized as a semina

  • Title: The Mexican Revolution
  • Author: Adolfo Gilly Howard Zinn Friedrich Katz
  • ISBN: 9781595581235
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • First published in Spanish in 1971, The Mexican Revolution has been praised by Mexico s Nobel Prize winning author Octavio Paz as a notable contribution to history and is widely recognized as a seminal account of the Mexican Revolution Written during the author s time as a political prisoner in the famous penitentiary of Lecumberri in Mexico, it sold thousands of copiesFirst published in Spanish in 1971, The Mexican Revolution has been praised by Mexico s Nobel Prize winning author Octavio Paz as a notable contribution to history and is widely recognized as a seminal account of the Mexican Revolution Written during the author s time as a political prisoner in the famous penitentiary of Lecumberri in Mexico, it sold thousands of copies in its first edition, becoming widely accepted as the official textbook by history faculties in Mexico despite Gilly s continued incarceration It has gone through than thirty editions in Mexico and been translated into French and Greek.This comprehensively revised and updated edition of the original text is now available with a foreword by Latin American history scholar Friedrich Katz and a new preface by the author A true people s history, The Mexican Revolution is a stirring, bottom up account of an event whose reverberations are still felt throughout Latin America and the rest of the world.

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    1. What ultimately made me give this book four stars rather than three (I debated between the two) is looking back on it in retrospect, how passionate it is. The author wrote this book as a political prisoner in a Mexico City jail during the 1960s, and the passion in which he described and analyzed the first great Revolution of the twentieth century sears through nearly every page. The excellent introduction to the book by Friedrich Katz points to the fact that this book gave a generation that was [...]

    2. Increíble investigación. Adolfo Gilly indaga más allá de la historia oficial mexicana y detalla, a precisión, los movimientos políticos y sociales de la revolución mexicana. Una obra que requiere, a mi parecer, de un conocimiento previo de la historiografía mexicana, si bien, el autor es muy preciso al momento de dar detalles de los hechos, la obra no está hecha para dar un enfoque general del movimiento, al contrario, su enfoque en muy preciso, queriendo detallar, como dice el título [...]

    3. This guy actually wrote this book while in prison for his political activities, which I think is a neat little fact. A marxist analysis, so of course there are some dubious conjectures which turn all peasant struggles into communist resistance movementsBut there were indeed a lot anarchists and socialists involved in the Revolution, and leftist ideas definitely permeated the rhetoric of revolutionaries. I really enjoyed this analysis.

    4. A marxist look at the Mexican revolution. Good on so mayn levels. For one, it helped me understand how capitalism is formed out of an agrarian/feudal society. Also, it is a good look at he competing forces, interests, parties, and individuals of the Mexican Revolution. Can be dry at times and took me a few years to finish.

    5. A pretty straightforward telling of the Mexican revolution by an author on the far left of center. The facts are laid out in a very readable manner, and he does a pretty good job of not letting his politics skew his writing.

    6. Una exhaustiva revisión de la revolución mejicana de 1910-20, desde una perspectiva marxista. Muy interesante.

    7. i am really enjoying this book. appears to be a classic on the history of the mexican revolution. as i had family members involved in that rebellion i am personally hooked.

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