By Claudio Lomnitz
In this long-awaited booklet, Claudio Lomnitz tells a groundbreaking tale concerning the stories and beliefs of yankee and Mexican innovative collaborators of the Mexican anarchist Ricardo Flores Magón. Drawing on wide study in Mexico and the us, Lomnitz explores the wealthy, complex, and almost unknown lives of Flores Magón and his comrades dedicated to the "Mexican Cause." This anthropological background of anarchy, cooperation, and betrayal seeks to catch the event of committed militants who themselves struggled to appreciate their function and position on the margins of the Mexican Revolution. For them, the revolution was once untranslatable, a natural yet deaf subversion: La revolución es los angeles revolución -- "The Revolution is the Revolution." For Lomnitz, the reports of Flores Magón and his comrades display the which means of this word.
The go back of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón tracks the lives of John Kenneth Turner, Ethel Duffy, Elizabeth Trowbridge, Ricardo Flores Magón, Lázaro Gutiérrez de Lara, and others, to light up the reciprocal dating among own and collective ideology and motion. it truly is an epic and tragic story, by no means earlier than instructed, approximately camaraderie and disillusionment within the first transnational grassroots political stream to span the U.S.-Mexican border. The go back of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón will swap not just how we predict concerning the Mexican Revolution but in addition how we comprehend innovative motion and passion.
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S. side of the border and rarely meriting even a passing reference in the egregious pages of America’s mainstream press. For borderland radicals, though, corruption was also perceived as a risk when moving in the opposite direction, from the United States to Mexico. So, for instance, Antonio Rincón, leader of a Liberal clan from San Gabriel, California, penned a violent denunciation against a former comrade, Emilio Campa, calling him a traitor to the cause for having made peace with the Madero government.
In 1906, they had tried, failed, and been driven further into hiding in Los Angeles, where Ricardo, Librado, Antonio, and Manuel were arrested. S. A. County Jail. D. Noel, John Murray, Elizabeth Trowbridge, the Turners, and, less consistently, a young law student named Jimmy Rouche. 2). For a time, that house became the social center of the American defenders of the Mexican Cause. What was it about those prisoners that sparked the committed action of this small circle? Certainly, the intensity of the organizational endeavor taken on by the junta, the intellectual effort and political work that went into shaping a politically coherent and ambitious program, which they had published in 1906 before launching their failed revolution, and the hardship and persecution that they had faced in both Mexico and the United States endowed the imprisoned men with an aplomb that impressed the American Socialists.
Concentrated human passion. 3): Across the water were the El Campo hills, green turning to fawn. The full flood of the bay ran beyond them to the shores of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, where the foothills of the Coast Range shimmered and folded in the noonray sun. A white sail moved down the bay toward San Francisco. Another sail followed, and then another — t he leaders in a yacht race coming from the north, from Vallejo or Suisun. 8 But despite this open view, movement to and from San Quentin was so constricted that its prisoners smelled of stuffiness.