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Mexico Barbaro / Mexico Insurgente

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  377 ratings  ·  31 reviews
An early 20th century American journalist's articles on Mexico before the Revolution.
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Published August 2007 by Grupo Editorial Tomo (first published 1910)
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carey lina
This book is cabron. Good intro to Mexico's hacienda past written during Diaz. Turner seems like a total lefty badass academic, and I appreciated how he wrote from a gringo POV, giving us insight into the US at that time with all his comparisons.

He does hit it pretty hard sometimes with giving a million examples, and some chapters seem like they could have been written in half the space, but hey, the guy's during primary investigation.

Made me cry several times on the metro.
Ernesto
México Bárbaro es un reportaje del entonces periodista norteamericano John Kenneth Turner quien viene a México a principios del siglo XX y comienza a escribir lo que nunca antes se había escrito o divulgado sobre la esclavitud en México. Turner explica las diferentes formas con las que el gobierno del presidente Porfirio Díaz mantenía una esclavitud en el país muy severa, pero que parecía silenciada ante el resto del mundo y en especial ante Estados Unidos. Nos relata cómo se hacía pasar por un ...more
Rick Skwiot
While Mexico’s present anarchy and violence along the border has cost thousands of lives, it pales in comparison to the horrors the country suffered under dictator Porfirio Diaz a mere 100 years ago, until the Mexican Revolution ousted him.

The literal slavery, kidnappings, starvation, rape, torture, repression and peonage of millions of underclass Mexicans at the hands of their largely Spanish lords was perhaps best documented by muckraking American journalist John Kenneth Turner in his pivotal
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Dania Montana
Excelente libro!

México Bárbaro es un libro que nos detalla cómo la situación real de México era porfiriana.

En pocas palabras, el libro aborda la situación del país (con detalles que resultan desgarradores), injusticias de la época, y cómo como hasta ahora el capital está (estará) por encima del bienestar de país. Detalles escalofriantes de las cuantiosas vidas que se pedieron durante esta época, que como bien vaticinaba el autor terminarían en una revolución.

Turner incluye el por qué de la situ
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Rafael Barragán garcía
Épico, no puede faltar en el librero de cualquier Mexicano, es indispensable, lectura casi obligada.
Saber como trataban a las clases menos privilegiadas y el exclavismo en las épocas del Porfiriato.
Algo tan ruin y malvado.
Se los mega recomiendo
Andres
(esp)Con éste libro empezó mi interés por aprender historia de México. Sin duda, dejará sorprendido a quién lo lea y vea como nos han mantenido desinformados en relación a las condiciones sociales durante el porfiriato.

(eng) With this book began my interest for learn Mexico's history. Without dobut, it will let surpised the one who read it and see how we have been uninformed about social conditions during Porfirio Diaz's government.

(fr) Avec ce livre a comencé mon curiosité pour aprendre histoir
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Yanely Romero
¿Y si realmente no se haya acabado con la esclavitud del país después de la Independencia de México? ¿Y si esto continuara hasta pleno siglo XX?
Alina
En este libro se nos relata la situación de México a comienzos del siglo XX, la esclavitud y el trato inhumano que existía en aquella época del porfiriato. Un gran libro muy recomendado.
Mike Bullock
Riveting. Could not put this book down . Some of the stories of how free, law-abiding citizens could find themselves were absolutely heartbreaking. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that human trafficking continues to plague humanity to this day.
Pearl Yusuf
This book was enlightening and astounding for me as someone only recently reviewing Mexican history. Written just as the Diaz government was beginning to be exposed for its tyranny and profound corruption - not to mention a global compliance toward it - it was incredibly revealing. I hope this is one of the documents that eventually led to the downfall of Diaz.

As an American, it is embarrassing that we have gone - and still go - completely unaware that these practices go on almost literally righ
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Rabinovich Ed
Parte de la historia que no nos cuentan.
Andrés Huitrón
Es un libro muy bien realizado, parecería un artículo periodístico en tamaño masivo, sin embargo poco a poco descubres algo más parecido a una crónica. La apoteosis de Díaz y la apoteosis del libro son hermosas.
Luckngrace
As an avid reader of American Civil War history, I was curious to know about slavery in other countries. In Barbarous Mexico, I learned that the peoples of the Yucatan were enslaved throughout Mexico into the 20th century. These people looked different from the Indian or Spanish heritage Mexicans and have always been mistreated as a result of that as well as being small in numbers. This book was written in 1910 and the Yachis had been almost exterminated at that time. Now I'm curious to know how ...more
Elisa
Si todavía no sabes si Porfirio Díaz fue bueno o malo, lee esto y te convencerás.

Lo más extraordinario de este libro no es aprender que una esclavitud existía en México a principios del siglo XX más cruel que en la época anterior a la Guerra Civil en Estados Unidos, sino que fue escrito en 1910, en época de Porfirio Díaz y por un gringo que no tiene reparos en aceptar el rol decisivo (y pernicioso) que su país ha tenido en los asuntos de México.

Todo mexicano debe leer "México Bárbaro".
Mario Argaez
"Periodista" realizando una labor de divulgacion completamente subjetiva.
María del Sol Vera
Es un libro que todos los mexicanos deberían leer, está enfocado desde la vista de un extranjero el cual camuflajeado se infiltra en el sistema social-económico que manejaban los políticos del porfiriato y, que pareciera describe la actualidad. Atemporal.
Leticia Castillo
My gosh. Llevo un capítulo leído y se me salieron las lágrimas. No puedo creer lo que sucedía en el país, cómo trataban a los indígenas y a todo aquel que no tenía dinero.

De hecho, ahora que lo pienso, las cosas no han cambiado en escencia.
David
We do not how cruel we became when we are given a licence, we call it Law but in reality it is a justification to gratify our lowest instincts. That is exactly what is described in Mexico Barbaro.
Thanks J. Kenneth Turner.
Edgar Cajero
Un libro que enseña la verdadera historia y no solamente la que el gobierno ha establecido que se enseñe. Leerla te hace reflexionar que cambios han habido desde la revolucion
Diane Nospraka
I read it when I was in High School as a project essay. John Kenneth Turner was a journalist who was sent to Mexico and wrote about the Mexican scene before Mexican Revolution.
Kohl Gill
Jul 15, 2008 Kohl Gill rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kohl by: Maura Raburn
I read about the first third of BM on the advice of a friend. It's an excellent period exposé of our southern neighbor's mass-slavery regime.

Letty
Buen libro, crudo, no se que tan apegado a la realidad, terminas odiando a Don Porfirio Diaz.
Adriana
i dont know why this is rated if i never finished it. Anyway i'm planning on finishing it.
Ulises
No me canso de descubrir la historia que narra este gran libro digno de reconocimiento.
Juan Carlos
It is incredible that more than 100 years later, Kenneth still is right
Jose Miguel Guerrero
An awesome and detailed view of Mexico in the first decade of the XX century.
Joel
never have I been so proud and so sad about the history of Mexico
Nan
how could people treat that terrible way their own fella men?
Victor Chavez peña
Tengo que dejar de reírme tanto de los Yaquis.
David
Mexican history. Turner. Nuf said...
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“Mexico is a country without political freedom, without freedom of speech, without a free press, without a free ballot, without a jury system, without political parties, without any of our cherJ ished guarantees of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is a land where there has been no contest for the office of president for more than a generation, where the executive rules all things by means of a standing army, where political offices are sold for a fixed price. I found Mexico to be a land where the people are poor because they have no rights, where peonage is the rule for the great mass, and where actual chattel slavery obtains for hundreds of thousands.” 0 likes
“Will it fail in the end? Are the American people as enslaved in spirit as the Mexicans are in body? In Mexico the only protest possible is a protest of arms. In the United States there is still a degree of freedom of press and speech. Though by tricks and deceits innumerable the rulers of America succeed in evading the will of the majority, the majority yet may protest, and if the protest be long enough and loud enough, it is still capable of making those rulers tremble. Protest against the Crime of Intervention.” 0 likes
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