Rebellion in Chiapas : an historical reader /
[compilation, translations, and introductory material by] John Womack, Jr.
New York : New Press, c1999.
xvii, 372 p. : maps.
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New York : New Press, c1999.
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Few events in the past ten years have focused the interest of the world on Mexico like the unrest in the southern state of Chiapas. The revolutionary activities of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation have drawn attention to a 500-year struggle between the majority Mayan population and the Spanish and Mexican rulers of the region. Womack, a professor of Latin American history at Harvard and a prominent historian of 20th-century Mexico, has brought together a collection of readings and documents that illuminate this difficult and important struggle. Though some of the sources date from the 16th century, this collection concerns primarily the most recent conflict. Of great value is a 74-page introductory essay by Womack that traces the history of the conflict. This volume will be a welcome addition to most college and research libraries as well as many large public libraries.ÄMark L. Grover, Brigham Young Univ. Lib., Provo, UT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Rebellion in Chiapas opens with a major new essay by John Womack, examining the Zapatista revolt and chronicling the attempts at a negotiated peace. A range of primary source documents then reveal the roots of the rebellion.
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America's leading scholar of Mexico traces the roots of the current crisis in Chiapas, examining the Zapatista revolt and chronicling the attempts at a negotiated peace.
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Examines not only the last five years of conflict in Chiapas but the 500 years of struggle between the Maya population & the Spanish conquerors & landowners.
Table of Contents
Diocese of San Cristobal de Las Casas
Cities, Towns, and the Villages of Chiapas's Central Highlands
Chiapas, the Bishop of San Cristobal, and the Zapatista Revoltp. 1
Readingsp. 61
Las Casas and the Encomenderos of San Cristobal: Chiapas, 1545p. 63
Presumptuous and Arrogant Gentlemen, Poisonous Gentlewomen: San Cristobal, 1626p. 71
Rebellion in the Highlands: The Revolt of Cancuc, 1712p. 77
A Ladino Massacre of Highland Indians: The Caste War of 1869p. 87
The Mexican Revolution in Tzotzil: "When We Stopped Being Crushed," 1914-1940p. 97
Migrant Labor in the Lumber Camps: The Jungle, Mud, Oxen, and Doomsday, c. 1925p. 105
Migrant Labor on the Coffee Plantations: Debt, Lies, Drink, Hard Work, and the Union, 1920s-1930sp. 111
The Church's New Mission in a De-Christianized Continent: Bishop Ruiz in Medellin, 1968p. 119
Exodus in Chiapas: The Tzeltal Catechism of Liberation, Ocosingo, 1972p. 128
Las Casas Recalled, Indians Informed, Organized, United, and Defiant: The Congress of San Cristobal, 1974p. 148
Tzotzil and Chol Struggles in the North: Land, Labor, and the CIOAC, the Farm Workers and Peasants Independent Central, 1977, 1978, 1984p. 162
The Proletarian Line: From Torreon to the Canyons, 1976-77p. 173
Agrarian Struggles in the Central Valley: Peasant Mobilization and the OCEZ, 1980-82p. 182
Revolutionaries from Monterrey to Chiapas: The FLN, 1980p. 190
The Diocese's Most Radical Declaration: The Plan, San Cristobal, 1986p. 198
Salinas's Form of Social Organization: Solidarity, 1988-94p. 209
In Patihuitz Canyon, in the Breach, in Revolt: La Sultana, 1960-94p. 219
Governor Gonzalez's Penal Code: Tuxtla Gutierrez, 1990p. 227
A Silent Cry of Sorrowful Warning: Bishop Ruiz's Pastoral Letter, cc. Pope John Paul II, August 6, 1993p. 234
ENOUGH!: The Zapatista Declaration of War, January 1, 1994p. 245
Revolutionary Legislation: The EZLN's New Laws, January 1994p. 250
Thanks to the Zapatistas: Chamula and Its Exiles, January-February, 1994p. 257
The Zapatistas Are Indians, the Government Is Responsive: San Cristobal, Mexico City, February 21-March 2, 1994p. 267
The Sovereignty of Civil Society: The Second Declaration, June 10, 1994p. 278
The Movement for National Liberation: The Third Declaration, January 1, 1995p. 287
Civil Society and the Zapatista Front: The Fourth Declaration from the Jungle, January 1, 1996p. 295
The First Accords: Indian Rights and Culture, San Andres, February 1996p. 304
Marcos's Reflections: Just Another Organization or Something Truly New? La Realidad, August 1996p. 316
Organizing the Zapatista Front: Principles, Proposals, and Virtual Force, August 1997p. 327
The Civil War in the Highlands: Acteal, December 22, 1997p. 340
Marcos and the Ark on the Mountain: San Cristobal, July 15-16, 1998p. 355
Recognize Indian Rights and Stop the War: The Fifth Declaration, July 19, 1998p. 363
Permissionsp. 371
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