In the Absence of Don Porfirio: Francisco León de la Barra and the Mexican Revolution

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - History - 338 pages
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Francisco León de la Barra became president pro-tem of Mexico in 1911 after the fall of Porfirio Diaz as a result of the Treaty of Ciudad Juárez. He played a pivotal role in the early Mexican Revolution. This biography of de la Barra, longtime supporter of Porfirio Díaz, shows that he served as the bridge between the traditional forces of Díaz and the revolutionaries of Francisco Madero. Despite established historiography, which paints a picture of de la Barra and other Porfirian reactionaries trying to subvert the Revolution, this book demonstrates that de la Barra and the Porfirians endorsed many of the same ideas as Madero and his civilian colleagues, including a belief in democracy and progressive social reform. These themes became the legacy of the Madero years, but properly could be ascribed to an entire generation of political and intellectual leaders rather than to a single individual. This book, the product of extensive archival research, concludes that de la Barra, the forgotten man, had a major hand in bringing progressive reforms to Mexico that have been overshadowed because of the simultaneous popular uprising that demanded much greater changes in land tenure and working conditions. In the Absence of Don Porfirio reveals that the de la Barra government laid the foundation for many of the ideas that would become the critical issues of the post-1920s Mexican state.
  

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Contents

Scholar and Diplomat
1
Revolution by Negotiation The Treaty of Ciudad Juarez
23
The Quest for Order
51
Sowing the Seeds of Democracy
107
Social Change in Mexico in 1911
145
The Aftermath of the Presidency
193
Conclusion
235
The Treaty of Ciudad Juarez May 21 1911
241
List of Governors 19101911
245
The Vice Presidential Election October 1 1911
247
De la Barras Farewell Address November 4 1911
249
Abbreviations
255
Notes
257
Bibliography
307
Index
327
Copyright

De la Barras Inaugural Address May 25 1911
243

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Peter V. N. Henderson is dean of the College of Liberal Arts and associate professor of history at Winona State University in Minnesota.

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