Mexico's Revolution

Then and Now

James D. Cockroft


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2014

176 pages

Price INR 295
Book Club Price INR 222

Written to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of the first predominantly anti-capitalist revolution in the world, 'Mexico's Revolution: Then and Now' is the perfect introductory text and one that will also sharpen the understanding of seasoned observers. Cockcroft provides readers with the historical context within which the revolution occurred; explains how the revolutionary process has played out over the past ten decades; tells us how the ideals of the revolution live on in the minds of Mexico's peasants and workers; and critically examines the contours of modern Mexican society, including its ethnic and gender dimensions. Well-deserved attention is paid to the tensions between the rulers and the ruled inside the country and the connected tensions between the Mexican nation and the neighbouring giant to the north.

James D. Cockroft

James D. Cockcroft is a bilingual award-winning author of forty-five books on Latin America, Mexico, Latinos, culture, migration, and human rights. He is Internet professor for the State University of New York, a poet, three-time Fulbright Scholar, and a veteran activist with la Base de Paix Montréal, among other organizations.