Book Cover by Jesus Barraza
About the Book:
The most comprehensive anthology of the Mexican revolutionary’s writings available in English. Translated, compiled, and annotated by Mitchell Verter and Chaz Bufe. Also includes a lengthy biographical preface by Verter.
The words of this Mexican-American working class hero brought to English language readers for the first time.
“From the darker nations comes the vibrant and still fresh voice of the tremendous anarcho-communist Flores Ricardo Magon. In Mexico they have streets named after him. Elsewhere he is little known. Hopefully those who are illiterate in Spanish will now take this great radical into our hearts through this very powerful collection. Land and Liberty!” —Vijay Prashad
Along with Emiliano Zapata, Ricardo Flores Magón (b. 1874) is regarded as one of the most important figures of the Mexican Revolution. Through his newspaper Regeneración, he boldly criticized the injustices of the country’s military dictatorship and worked to build the popular movement that eventually overthrew it. Exiled to the United States, Flores Magón continued to agitate for revolution in Mexico. Transcending nationalism, he also dreamed of a world free from all forms of injustice. Both the US and Mexican governments responded with harsh repression. Leavenworth Penitentiary ultimately murdered him in 1922.
This volume collects the first English translations of Flores Magón’s most important writings. A lengthy historical overview, chronology, maps, images, and bibliography provide context for his work.