Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico

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University of Nebraska Press, 1987 - History - 181 pages
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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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Just beneath the surface of this seemingly lighthearted little book is a very thick foundation of solid scholarship. The author succeeds admirably in opening a window to the minds of turn-of-the ... Read full review


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William H. Beezley is the Neville G. Penrose Professor of Latin American Studies at Texas Christian University.

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