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Plutarco El As Calles And The Mexican Revolution

Author : Jürgen Buchenau
ISBN : 9781461640950
Genre : History
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The only substantive study of Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolution, this book traces the remarkable life story of a complex and little-understood, yet key figure in Mexico's history. Jürgen Buchenau draws on a rich array of archival evidence from Mexico, the United States, and Europe to explore Calles's origins and political trajectory, ultimately leading to his reformist, yet authoritarian presidency from 1924 to 1928. After his term as president, Calles continued to exert broad influence as his country's foremost political figure; indeed, many of the institutions and laws forged during his tenure survive today. Through this comprehensive assessment of a quintessential politician in an era dominated by generals, entrepreneurs, and educated professionals, Buchenau opens an illuminating window into the Mexican Revolution and contemporary Mexico.

Mexican Exodus

Author : Julia G. Young
ISBN : 9780190205003
Genre : History
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In July of 1926, an army of Mexican Catholics launched a war against the Mexican government. Bearing aloft the banners of Christ the King and the Virgin of Guadalupe, they equipped themselves not only with guns, but also scapulars, rosaries, prayers, and religious visions. These soldiers were called cristeros, and the war they fought, which would continue until the mid-1930s, is known asla cristiada, or the Cristero war. The most intense fighting occurred in Mexico's west-central states: Jalisco, Guanajuato, and Michoacán. For this reason, scholars have generally regarded the war as a regional event, albeit one with national implications. Using previously unexamined archival materials from both Mexico and the United States, Julia Young investigates the intersections between Mexico's Cristero War and Mexican migration to the United States during the late 1920s. In doing so, she reframes the war as a transnational conflict, and underscores the deep religious devotion that informed the political affiliations of Mexican emigrants. Mexican Exodus traces the formation, actions, and ideologies of the Cristero diaspora, a network of tens of thousands of Mexican emigrants, exiles, and refugees across the United States who supported the Catholic uprising from beyond the border--countering a longstanding belief that Mexicans "lost" their religion once they reached the supposedly more modern, secular culture of the United States. This group participated in the conflict in a variety of ways; they took part in religious ceremonies and spectacles, organized political demonstrations and marches, formed associations and organizations, and planned strategic collaboration with religious and political leaders in order to generate public sympathy for their cause. A few of them even launched militant efforts that included arms smuggling, military recruitment, espionage, and armed border revolts. Ultimately, the Cristero diaspora aimed to overturn the anticlerical government and reform the Mexican Constitution of 1917. Although they were unable to achieve these political goals, Young argues, these emigrants - and the war itself - would have a profound and enduring resonance for Mexican emigrant community formation, political affiliations, and religious devotion throughout subsequent decades, and up to the present day.

The U S Mexican Border Into The Twenty First Century

Author : Paul Ganster
ISBN : 0742553361
Genre : History
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Systematically exploring the dynamic interface between Mexico and the United States, this comprehensive survey considers the historical development, current politics, society, economy, and daily life of the border region. Now fully updated and revised, the book analyzes the economic cycles and social movements from the 1880s that created this distinctive borderlands region and propelled it into the twenty-first century and a globalizing world. Richly illustrated with photographs, maps, and tables, the book concludes with an analysis of key borderlands issues that range from the environment to migration to national security.

The Women S Revolution In Mexico 1910 1953

Author : Stephanie Evaline Mitchell
ISBN : 0742537315
Genre : History
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This book reinvigorates the debate on the Mexican Revolution, exploring what this pivotal event meant to women. The contributors offer a fresh look at women's participation in their homes and workplaces and through politics and community activism. Drawing on a variety of perspectives, the volume illuminates the ways women variously accepted, contested, used, and manipulated the revolutionary project. Recovering narratives that have been virtually written out of the historical record, this book brings us a rich and complex array of women's experiences in the revolutionary and post-revolutionary era in Mexico.

New Mexico Historical Review

Author : Lansing Bartlett Bloom
ISBN : UCSD:31822037544566
Genre : Indians of North America
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State Governors In The Mexican Revolution 1910 1952

Author : Jürgen Buchenau
ISBN : 0742557715
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This unique book traces Mexico's eventful years from 1910 to 1952 through the experiences of its state governors. During this seminal period, revolutionaries destroyed the old regime, created a new national government, built an official political party, and then discarded in practice the essence of their revolution. In this tumultuous time, governors—some of whom later became president—served as the most significant intermediaries between the national government and the people it ruled. Leading scholars study governors from ten different states to demonstrate the diversity of the governors' experiences implementing individual revolutionary programs over time, as well as the waxing and waning of strong governorship as an institution that ultimately disappeared in the powerful national regime created in the 1940s and 1950s. Until that time, the contributors convincingly argue, the governors provided the revolution with invaluable versatility by dealing with pressing issues of land, labor, housing, and health at the local and regional levels. The flexibility of state governors also offered test cases for the implementation of national revolutionary laws and campaigns. The only book that considers the state governors in comparative perspective, this invaluable study offers a fresh view of regionalism and the Revolution. Contributions by: William H. Beezley, Jürgen Buchenau, Francie R. Chassen-López, Michael A. Ervin, María Teresa Fernández Aceves, Paul Gillingham, Kristin A. Harper, Timothy Henderson, David LaFrance, Stephen E. Lewis, Stephanie J. Smith, and Andrew Grant Wood.

Addicted To Failure

Author : Brian Loveman
ISBN : UVA:X030108212
Genre : History
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This perceptive book critically explores why the United States continues to pursue failed policies in Latin America. Leading scholars explain how policies intended to promote the rule of law instead generate corruption and institutional crisis, why policies seeking to promote democratization and stabilization instead generate populist authoritarianism and destabilization, and why the war on drugs and the war on terror have neither reduced narcotics trafficking nor increased citizen security in the region. Reviewing official policy and its defenders and critics alike, this indispensable book focuses on the reasons for the failure of U.S. policies and their disastrous significance for both Latin America and the United States.

Mexico In The 1940s

Author : Stephen R. Niblo
ISBN : 0842027955
Genre : History
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This is a novel by Andrew H. Wilkinson (nom de plume - Boris Laramie). Chipmonk takes place in a developing future we are creating right now. Science without humanity casts a long shadow which only light and youth can chase back. A world without walls will never exist. A door must always be opened, though, to allow us to move forward. The Doge of Baytown is a gangster who recruits talent from the rejects and castoffs of Lomax. Manolo, a gifted young man born in Baytown, dreams of defeating a sickness called "the slows."Dr. Keller, an exile from Lomax, serves the Doge developing drugs. A black market drug known as VM-468 falls into the Doge's hands. The drug is used to assist cloned soldiers with health issues. The cure for "the slows" may be found within the bones of the long dead and VM-468.Circleville is a center of light and healing. A young girl named Luna with extraordinary abilities helps lead and guide Manolo's efforts. Their youth blinds them from the realities of what cannot be done. A rogue clone soldier named Mack 16 offers blood and hope to those he once opposed. His motivation is to humanize himself, a goal made possible by Luna. He carries our pain but he also carries a new future for Baytown.

Sim N Bol Var

Author : David Bushnell
ISBN : 0742556190
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this volume of essays on the life and legacy of Simón Bolívar, a distinguished group of historians takes a fresh look at the impact of "the Liberator" as warrior, political thinker and leader, internationalist, continentalist, reformer, and revolutionary. A balanced yet critical appraisal of Bolívar's role in the Spanish American wars of independence, this in-depth collection offers a persuasive explanation of why the Bolívarian legend and cult has persisted.

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