The news roundup returns next week, so in the meantime we thought we’d share our conversation with Christina Heatherton, Elting Associate Professor of American Studies and Human Rights at Trinity College, Connecticut. Her book Arise! Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution covers the Mexican Revolution as an international story, something that galvanized radical organizers of the era to fight global capitalism in new ways. The discussion broaches Dubois framing the color line as a tool of imperial expansion, touches on figures like Ricardo Flores Magón and Alexandra Kollontai, examines prisons used as organizing spaces, and how this era of radicalism can inform organizing today.
The book will be out in paperback from UC Press in February while the Spanish translation will be out from La Cigarra Press this Spring.
Recorded in June 2023