|About the Book|
This profile of Ricardo Flores Magon sheds light on one of the most overlooked figures of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1917). This biography details how Magon, a contemporary of Emiliano Zapata and Francisco Pancho Vila, organized in the decades prior to the outbreak of the revolution against dictator Porfirio Diaz. He was one of the driving forces behind the formation of the Liberal Clubs, the primary oppositional force in the 1890s and early years of the 20th century. He was also the publisher and editor of the most important anti-Diaz periodicals in the years prior to the revolution, Regeneracion and El Hijo del Ahuizote. After he fled to the United States in 1904, he continued to publish Regeneracion and founded the Partido Liberal Mexicano. His continued persecution is examined, as Magon and his associates were repeatedly jailed for exercising the right of free speech under neutrality and sedition laws. Also included are a selection of Magons writings and a bibliography.