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Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution
Plana, Manuel.
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Pancho Villa e la Rivoluzione messicana. English
First American edition.
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New York : Interlink Books, 2002.
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124 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 20 cm.
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F1234.V63 P54 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In 1910 a revolt breaks out in Mexico, that, over the course of just a few years, will change the face of the nation. Prominent in this uprising is Pancho Villa, the legendary leader who seized the property of large landowners, understood the anxiety of the poor, and came within a whisker of controlling the entire country.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Mexico Before the Revolutionp. 8
The Liberals and the Conservative Reactionp. 12
The Era of Porfirio Diazp. 14
The Leaders of the Revolutionp. 16
The Immense Territories of the Northp. 17
The Peculiarities of Chihuahuap. 21
Madero Leads the Revolution against Diazp. 25
The Madero Presidencyp. 28
Mexico on the Eve of Revolution (map)p. 13
Benito Juarez: The Liberal Reformsp. 15
The State of Chihuahua (map)p. 18
The North: Consequences of Economic Growthp. 21
Porfirio Diaz: A 30-Year Regimep. 22
The Plan of San Luis Potosip. 26
Zapata's Ayala Planp. 28
Huerta: The Reaction against Maderop. 31
Chapter 2 From Bandit to Revolutionaryp. 32
The Leader of the Revolution in the Northp. 36
The Rebellion against Huerta Spreadsp. 40
Villa: Leader of Chihuahuap. 43
The Ballad of the Revolutionp. 38
Carranza and the Guadalupe Planp. 41
The Northern Divisionp. 42
Pancho Villa as Seen by John Reedp. 45
Chapter 3 The Revolution in the Northp. 46
A War Economyp. 48
A Powerful War Machinep. 52
Relations with Woodrow Wilson's United Statesp. 57
The First Disputes between Villa and Carranzap. 62
Life during the Military Campaignsp. 51
The Battle of Zacatecasp. 57
A Portrait of Alvaro Obregonp. 63
Chapter 4 The Civil War in the Revolutionp. 64
Alliances on a Collision Coursep. 66
A Power Strugglep. 68
Villa and Zapata in Mexico Cityp. 71
Villa Returns to the Northp. 76
Two Movements in Conflictp. 79
The Counterattack by Obregon and Carranzap. 84
Villa's Army at the Endp. 88
The Convention of Aguascalientesp. 70
A Portrait of Eulalio Gutierrezp. 72
The Revolutionaries in Mexico Cityp. 78
The Revolution and Anti-Clericalismp. 82
The Battle of Celaya (map)p. 85
Obregon at Celayap. 86
Villa's Agrarian Lawp. 89
Chapter 5 The Victors and the Vanquishedp. 92
The Guerrilla Movement Spreadsp. 94
The Constitution of 1917p. 98
The Punitive Expeditionp. 96
The 1917 Constitutionp. 102
Chapter 6 The Foundations of a New Mexicop. 106
New Political Alliancesp. 108
Villa and the Revolutionp. 113
The Revolution's Legacyp. 118
The First Labor Unionp. 110
The End of Carranzap. 112
Villa's Deathp. 117
Bibliographyp. 121
Chronologyp. 122
Index of Namesp. 125