From a long knowledge of the country, the author tells its story in terms of sues and people and underlines the importance of American decisions regarding Mexican questions. From a survey of the land, its inhabitants, politics and government, population industry, he follows the social upheaval as it produced rebels, leaders and patriots in struggle for peace and bread. He examines the ways in which the United States attitude veloped in recognizing Mexico's assertion of self-determination and the vindication of popular rights even if American interests were adversely affected, and in following the contributions of the revolutionaries and political figures he clarifies the results of cent events in that country. In this definition of the issues at stake between the States and Mexico he demonstrates how the complex of tensions within complement the diplomatic issues without. An able, worthy study of interest primarily to serious students a followers of Latin-American relations.