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Bad Mexicans book

Bad Mexicans by Kelly Lytle Hernandez chronicles the Magonistas, a revolutionary group who overthrew a Mexican dictator.

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‘Bad Mexicans’ highlights the immigrants who started the Mexican Revolution

Bad Mexicans tells the story of the Magonistas, a rebel group who overthrew the Mexican dictator, Porfirio Diaz, in 1910. Countering the narrative that immigrants to the U.S. cast off their old cultures and politics, the book tells the story of a group of Mexican immigrant rebels who started a revolution, all while living in the United States. The rebels were repressed both by the Mexican government they fled from and the U.S. government, which supported the Diaz regime.

Reset hears from the author about this story and what we can learn from it today.

GUEST: Kelly Lytle Hernández, author, professor of history, University of California, Los Angeles

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