Twentieth-century Mexico

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William Dirk Raat, William H. Beezley
U of Nebraska Press, 1986 - History - 318 pages
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The Mexican revolution began in 1910 with high hopes and a multitude of spokesmen clamoring for a better life for ordinary Mexicans. This anthology examines how the revolution brought change and often progress. Women, the landless, the poor, the country folk are among those receiving consideration in the twenty-seven readings, which range from political and economic to social and intellectual history. About half of the selections are previously unpublished.

Combining the best new scholarship by modern historians; outstanding work by distinguished Mexicanists of the past; excerpts from mexico's finest fiction, poetry, and commentary; reminiscence; cartoons and illustrations, Twentieth-Century Mexico brilliantly illuminates the Mexican experience from Porfirio D az to petrodollars. The concluding chapter ties together the strands of twentieth-century Mexican culture to help U.S. readers understand not only Mexico's present situation but also its relations with the Colossus of the North. Like its predecessor, Mexico: From Independence to Revolution (UNP, 1982), this book includes suggestions for further reading and an index.

 

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Contents

Agrarian Reform
6
Popular Culture William H Beezley
33
THE GREAT REBELLION IpOO 1923
67
jas Renter
84
1 f I Love the Revolution the Way I Love
115
Ramon Eduardo Ruiz
125
MEXICO UNDER CALLES AND CARDENAS 1923 40
141
Paul Friedrich
159
Strikes and Strikers
181
Alfonso Reyes
195
MEXICO SINCE CARDENAS
201
nThe Mexican Revolution and the Cartoon Victor Alba
223
Massacre in Mexico
257
Thomas G Sanders
267
Mexican Views of the United States
286
Mexicos Presidents since 1876
301

LHS Gonzalez y Gonzalez
168
White Guards
175

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W. Dirk Raat, professor of history at the State University of New York at Fredonia, was the editor of Mexico: From Independence to Revolution. Among his other works is The Mexican Revolution: An Annotated Guide to Recent Scholarship (1982). William H. Beezley, professor of history at North Carolina State University, is the author of Insurgent Governor: Abraham Gonzalez and the Mexican Revolution in Chihuahua (UNP, 1973) and other works.

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