Books: Non-Fiction

Arise!: Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution

Book — Non-fiction. By Christina Heatherton. 2022. 336 pages.
This book tells the international history of radical movements and their convergences during the Mexican Revolution, reconstructing how this era's organizers found new ways to fight global capitalism.
Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: Immigration, Imperialism, Latinx, Organizing, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies

Arise!: Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution tells the international history of radical movements and their convergences during the Mexican Revolution.

Tracing the paths of figures like African American artist Elizabeth Catlett, Indian anti-colonial activist M. N. Roy, Mexican revolutionary leader Ricardo Flores Magón, Okinawan migrant organizer Paul Shinsei Kōchi, and Soviet feminist Alexandra Kollontai, Arise! reveals how activists around the world found inspiration and solidarity in revolutionary Mexico.

Arise! reconstructs how this era’s radical organizers found new ways to fight global capitalism. Drawing on prison records, surveillance data, memoirs, oral histories, visual art, and untapped sources, author Christina Heatherton considers how disparate revolutionary traditions merged in unanticipated alliances and charts the remarkable impact of the Mexican Revolution as radicals in this critical era forged an anti-racist internationalism from below. [Adapted from publisher’s description.]

ISBN: 9780520287877 | University of California Press

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