In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution: Contemporary Mexican History, 1910–1989

Front Cover
University of Texas Press, Jun 4, 2010 - History - 295 pages
0 Reviews

Héctor Aguilar Camín and Lorenzo Meyer, two of Mexico's leading intellectuals, set out to fill a void in the literature on Mexican history: the lack of a single text to cover the history of contemporary Mexico during the twentieth century. A la sombra de la Revolución Mexicana, now available in English as In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution, covers the Mexican Revolution itself, the gradual consolidation of institutions, the Cárdenas regime, the "Mexican economic miracle" and its subsequent collapse, and the recent transition toward a new historical period.

The authors offer a comprehensive and authoritative study of Mexico's turbulent recent history, a history that increasingly intertwines with that of the United States. Given the level of interest in Mexico—likely to increase still more as a result of the recent liberalization of trade policies—this volume will be useful in affording U.S. readers an intelligent, comprehensive, and accessible study of their neighbor to the south.


What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


In the Path of Madero 19101913
The Revolutions Are the Revolution 19131920
From the Caudillo to the Maximato 19201934
Table 1 Structure of the Labor Force percentage distribution
The Cardenista Utopia 19341940
The Mexican Miracle 19401968
The Fading of the Miracle 19681984
The Beginning of a Painful Transition

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page viii - Mexico is moving forward to a new historical period, which dispels some of the most cherished traditions and the most intolerable vices of the historical legacy that we know as the Mexican Revolution.
Page 273 - This is the deep conflict that characterizes our transition, a transition that, notwithstanding, is falling increasingly on the far side of what is coming, and less on this side of what has already been. It is certainly not a process that will take place in days or weeks, but rather in years and perhaps decades. Mexican society is witnessing the end of a fundamental agreement within itself, a true change of era...

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2010)

Lorenzo Meyer is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at El Colegio de México.

Bibliographic information