This collection emerged from a series of commemorative lectures held at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010. It aims to provide an accessible snapshot of the latest research on the Mexican Revolution, with a focus on the states surrounding the United States–Mexico border. The book is largely successful, and nine clearly written and varied chapters offer much compelling and original detail. Absent is an ambitious framework or historiographical agenda to connect the material and propel the analysis.

The first half of the book focuses on the border region. Nicholas Villanueva Jr. tells the story of León Martínez, arrested in 1912 for the murder of Emma Brown, a young Anglo woman from Texas. The story illustrates well the rough justice prevalent in Texas at the time and how fears of radicalism exacerbated Anglo racism. Don M. Coerver describes how Texas responded...

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