Item #23415 The Mexican People and Their Detractors. Fernando Gonzalez Roa.

The Mexican People and Their Detractors

New York: Latin-American News Association, [1916].

First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 9" x 6", 92 pp, printed wrappers. Front wrapper appears to have been skillfully reattached, chip and slight staining at base of the spine, otherwise very good. Fernando González Roa was a Mexican lawyer, professor, civil servant, and diplomat who became Ambassador to the United States in the 1930s. In the 1910s, he wrote extensively about the agrarian aspect of the Mexican Revolution. He opens this book with the observation "that a great portion of the North American people does not understand the causes of the Mexican Revolution and the reasons for our suffering" and proposes to detail the causes of the Mexican Revolution for a U.S. audience and show "that the Mexican people are not malefactors, but rather a people suffering from 'growing pains.'" Chapters discuss a variety of land-related issues, as well as tariffs, banking, railways, mining, and "other manifestation of the capitalistic organizations." Scarce in commerce.

Item #23415

Price: $125.00

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