Timothy J. Henderson, The Worm In The Wheat, (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998).
Confusing power shifts and agrarian struggles define the Mexican Revolution. Author and historian Timothy J. Henderson provides a fresh perspective of the period from 1906-1927 by weaving together historical context with the first-hand accounts of foreign-born hacienda owner Rosalie Evans. Evans returned to Mexico to maintain her land holdings despite post revolutionary attempts from all sides to grab them. Evans is a wily, unpredictable and anachronistic character who manages to strike fear and curiosity in men around her. While many revolutionary texts tend to center on central figures or leaders, Henderson takes a different approach. Evans’ is the outsider. Her foreign and gender status provides an objective, external lens through which readers re-evaluate the Mexican Revolution.