Based on personal documents written by Richard Herr's older brother, the manuscript covers a critical period in Mexican history, beginning in the Porfiriato and continuing through the 1920s, from the point of view of one family.
Héctor Aguilar Camín and Lorenzo Meyer, two of Mexico's leading intellectuals, set out to fill a void in the literature on Mexican history: the lack of a single text to cover the history of contemporary Mexico during the 20th century.
In concise but moving words and in memorable photographs, this classic sweeps the reader along from the false peace and plenty of the Díaz era through the doomed administration of Madero, the chaotic years of Villa and Zapata, Carranza and Obregón, to the peaceful social revolution of Cárdenas and Mexico's entry into World War II.
Essays in English with some Spanish words. Celebrations of Mexico’s Independence continue each year on September 16, almost two hundred years after the struggle. Independence Day in Mexico is commemorated with parades, festivals, and patriotic speeches.