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Author: Daniela Spenser. Translated by Peter Cellert.
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 205 pages.
Condition: Covers show some light shelf wear otherwise book looks unread.
Dust Jacket: Some light shelf wear and scuffing. Light creasing along the upper edge.
Contents: Stumbling Its Way through Mexico records the early attempts by the Moscow-based Communist International to organize and direct a revolutionary movement in Mexico. The period studied, from 1919 to 1929, was characterized at the beginning by a wave of revolutions in Europe that the Bolsheviks expected to grow into an international phenomenon. However, contrary to their expectations, the revolutionary tide ebbed, and the new age they had expected receded into an uncertain future. In response, Moscow sent agents and recruited local leaders worldwide to sustain and train local revolutionary movements and to foment what they saw as an inevitable seizure of power by Communist-led workers. Illustrated with photographs. Indexed.