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“There is no doubt that history is written by the victors,” spoke a eulogizer at Pancho Villa’s funeral, “but it is also true that legends are written by the people. For that reason, the name of Francisco Villa has remained enshrined forever in the heart of the poor.”

Yes, Pancho Villa is a legend, but he is also a mystery and a bundle of contradictions. This book, coupling noted historian Friedrich Katz’s text with forty-two archival photographs, provides a deep insight into this revolutionary who was a hero for some, a villain for others. Hero or villain, he changed the history of Mexico.

Pancho Villa has never been forgotten by the people—los de abajo (the underdogs)—but for too long academia has belittled his achievements and importance. Yet the scholarship of Friedrich Katz has forced Pancho Villa back into historical conversations as a pivotal and complex figure in the Mexican Revolution. Villa did more during the armed phases of the Mexican Revolution to overthrow the Diaz and Huerta regimes than any other Mexican leader. Yet unlike most of his peers, he came from the lowest rungs of Mexican society and lacked formal education.

Friedrich Katz is the preeminent historian of the Mexican Revolution. His book The Life and Times of Pancho Villa shifted the focus of scholarship on the revolution to Pancho Villa and the northern armies.

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Pancho Villa, the icon of the Mexican Revolution, a photo-essay of his life and times.

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Cultural Writing. Latin American Studies. Photography. This book, coupling noted historian Friedrich Katz's text with forty-two archival photographs, provides a deep insight into this revolutionary who was a hero for some, a villain for others. Hero or villain, he changed the history of Mexico. Pancho Villa has never been forgotten by the people--los de abajo (the underdogs)--but for too long academia has belittled his achievements and importance. Yet the scholarship of Friedrich Katz has forced Pancho Villa back into historical conversations as a pivotal and complex figure in the Mexican Revolution.

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Katz is the son of Austrian Jews who sought refuge in Mexico at the start of WWII. His historical research brought new attention to the importance of northern Mexico and Pancho Villa in the Mexican Revolution. He is Professor Emeritus of Latin American History at the University of Chicago and the namesake of its Katz Center for Mexican Studies. In the early 1910s Agustin Victor Casasola started a photographic agency to take advantage of international interest in the Mexican Revolution. Although many different photographers worked for the agency, Agustin took credit for all their photographs. The agency is credited with most of the photographic coverage of the revolution. The collection is now a part of Mexico's national history

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ISBN:
9781933693088
Author:
Katz, Friedrich
Publisher:
Cinco Puntos Press
Photographer:
The Casasola Collection
Author:
The Casasola Collection
Author:
The Casasola Collection
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
42 BandW photographs
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.3 x 8.3 x 0.3 in 9 oz

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Pancho Villa, the icon of the Mexican Revolution, a photo-essay of his life and times.
"Synopsis" by , Cultural Writing. Latin American Studies. Photography. This book, coupling noted historian Friedrich Katz's text with forty-two archival photographs, provides a deep insight into this revolutionary who was a hero for some, a villain for others. Hero or villain, he changed the history of Mexico. Pancho Villa has never been forgotten by the people--los de abajo (the underdogs)--but for too long academia has belittled his achievements and importance. Yet the scholarship of Friedrich Katz has forced Pancho Villa back into historical conversations as a pivotal and complex figure in the Mexican Revolution.
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