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The Mexican Revolution
A Short History 1910-1920
Why did the Mexican Revolution happen? What makes it distinctive? Was it even a revolution at all?
Long after its outbreak, the revolution remains the defining moment in Mexico’s modern history. Yet the debate over its legacy continues to this day. In a comprehensible style, aimed at students and general readers, The Mexican Revolution recounts the revolution’s main events, sorts through its internal conflicts, and asks whether or not its leaders achieved their goals.
  • The Mexican Revolution: A Short History is an excellent account and analysis of the Mexican Revolution, its background, its course, and its legacy. Erudite and theoretically sophisticated, yet broadly accessible and completely jargon free, this study combines qualities not usually found in a single volume. Stuart Easterling has made an important contribution to the study of revolutions. A must read!”
    —Samuel Farber, author, Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment

    The Mexican Revolution is a powerful work of historical synthesis. Slicing to the foundational bones of the revolution’s dramatic arc, Easterling’s precise, surgical narrative offers a remarkably clear rendering of the conflicting class forces at play and the historical personalities brought to life through their encounter. Backdrops of uneven capitalist development and complex configurations of political authority, power, and abuse are overlaid with vivid portraits of the epoch’s leading figures – Villa, Zapata, Obregón, and Carranza.”
    —Jeffery R. Webber, Queen Mary, University of London, author, From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia.