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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Extremely informative and answered a lot of questions I had. It was exciting to have already been most of the way through the book when I visited Mexico. I saw a statue of Zapata in Cholula, Puebla ... Read full review


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Womack is a professor of history at Harvard University.

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