Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico
During the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, from 1876 to 1911, Mexico underwent modernization, producing a fierce struggle between the traditional and the new and exacerbating class antagonisms. William H. Beezley's absorbing social history of the Porfirian era, Judas at the Jockey Club, examines a broad range of topics from sports to technology as well as the traditional Easter-time Judas burnings that became a primary focus of the strife during these years.
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Review: Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico (Second Edition)User Review - Raymond F. - Goodreads
Great perspective on the times, but a tough read. Read full review
Review: Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico (Second Edition)User Review - Todd Stansbury - Goodreads
This is not a bad book at all, though I think he tortures the idea that the people of Mexico were trying to build an identity through adopting European sports. The book is filled with what might be ... Read full review