Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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Vintage Books, 1970 - History - 435 pages
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This 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. The author 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. The author 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 classic biography of Emiliano Zapata. Essential reading for students of the Mexican Revolution

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Very well researched. About the agrarian reform movement in Mexico in early 20th Century and life of Zapata, Zapatista movement and state of Morelos. Read full review


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Womack is a professor of history at Harvard University.

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